November 1943

Reaction to Injury.

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By Wiley D. Forbus. Price, $9.00. Pp. 797, with 532 figures. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1943.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;72(5):707. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210110144008

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It is no mean task to produce an entirely new textbook of pathology, and the author is to be congratulated on his achievement. The present handsome volume, well printed and profusely illustrated with excellent reproductions of gross and microscopic lesions, constitutes according to the publisher's notice only one half of Dr. Forbus' task. Another section is to appear later; this first instalment deals "with the nature and causation of disease and with the resistive reaction: the inflammatory process and all the diseases that arise therefrom." Matters such as tumors will doubtless be dealt with in the subsequent volume. The author approaches his subject from a dynamic standpoint (witness the title), but in the end one looks for good discussions of morphology and histology, and these are very well done. Space might well have been saved by shortening or omitting most of the clinical discussions, which are a duplication of what

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