By William Boyd, M.D., Professor of Pathology in the University of Manitoba. Second edition. Price, $10. Pp. 904, with 335 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1935.
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This book had a successful coming out in 1931. Such critical dowagers as The Journal of the American Medical Association and the Archives of Internal Medicine were disposed to look favorably on the form and appurtenances of this new débutante. To be sure, The Journal as an elderly matron always responsible for the proper thing to say, raised eyebrows at some of the English used by the new book, objecting particularly to the tediousness of repeated beginnings such as "It is seen that"; "It appears"; and "It becomes evident," and shuddering at "In one case on which I performed an autopsy" (p. 698) and the "case which was tapped 301 times" (p. 331). On the whole, however, both critics were pleased. The Journal of the American Medical Association (96:973 [March 21] 1931) concluded by remarking, "The author is to be congratulated on his success in linking up the pathology
Pathology of Internal Diseases.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;57(5):1055-1056. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170090220017