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March 1951

Pathology in General Surgery.

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By Paul W. Schafer, M.D. Price, $17.50. Pp. 580, with 495 illustrations, 368 in color. University of Chicago Press, 58th St. and Ellis Ave., Chicago 37, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(3):475. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810030148025

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Readers of medical literature are accustomed to seeing colored illustrations used frequently, and a few such figures are found in most textbooks, but in this really outstanding work 368 plates vividly portray the color of the tissues as they are seen in the gross or on the stained microscopic slide. An excellent addition in many instances is the inclusion of roentgenograms characteristic of the lesion. The illustrations could often be well used to explain to a patient his disease condition and what treatment is planned. Dr. Schafer has done a magnificent job in using color to stimulate our ever present interest in pathology, and a note of appreciation is also in order to G. D. Searle & Co. for their aid in furnishing the necessary engravings.

The format of the book is good, and the contents are arranged in a simple fashion, beginning with parietes and general aspects and passing

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