March 1941

The Pathology of Internal Diseases.

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By William Boyd. Third edition. Cloth. Price $10. Pp. 874, with 353 engravings and 4 colored plates. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1940.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(3):708. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200030238024

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Any medical textbook noted for its readability is unusual, but a textbook on pathology that is easy to read is unique. The reviewer of the first edition (Arch. Int. Med.47:988 [June] 1931) made the following comment: "If one opens the book at any of the important chapters, one is immediately engrossed in the subject matter." It is unfortunate that the same remark cannot be made about more books in the realm of medical literature.

The third edition is much the same as the two previous ones. As the author states, "Much new material has been added and a number of sections have been rewritten, but the size of the book has not been increased owing to deletion of older material and to the use of small type for sections of minor importance." That a third edition is necessary in the space of nine years speaks well for activities

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