June 1931

The Pathology of Internal Diseases.

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By William Boyd, M.D., M.R.C.P., Ed. Dipl. Psych., F.R.S.C., Professor of Pathology in the University of Manitoba; Pathologist to the Winnipeg General Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada. Price, $10. Pp. 837, with 298 engravings. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;47(6):988. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00140240161017

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This volume is an important addition to the armamentarium of the student of internal medicine. It is an adjunct to the usual texts or treatises of internal medicine, but in no way supplants them. Throughout the work a correlation of pathologic anatomy, pathologic physiology and symptomatology is effected. The rationality of symptoms wherever possible is clarified by simple, logical and accurate description in excellent English. If one opens the book at any of the important chapters, one is immediately engrossed in the subject matter. There are numerous illustrations, which are excellently chosen and beautifully printed. The whole field of internal medical diseases, in contrast to those commonly considered surgical, is covered. There is, of course, some overlapping. There is a companion volume on "Surgical Pathology" by the same author.

It would be futile to attempt to describe any one chapter in detail. The chapters on the diseases of the heart,

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