March 1968

The Connective Tissue.

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Columbus, Ohio


Edited by Bernard M. Wagner, MD, and David E. Smith, MD. Price, $17.50. Pp 376, with 229 illustrations. The Williams & Wilkins Co., 428 E Preston St, Baltimore, 1967.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(3):304. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640030096029

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This book is one of the International Academy of Pathology monograph series. Its various chapters are expansions of presentations made in March 1965 at Philadelphia.

The first ten chapters deal mostly with the morphological aspects of connective tissue, plus one chapter each on the immunologic and hematologic aspects of connective tissue disease. There follows four chapters of symposia-type discussion on the geographic pathology of connective tissue. These really deal with the incidence of some connective tissue diseases in countries other than the United States. The last four chapters are written more specifically about methodology in connective tissue research.

Much of the material included in this book is already familiar to those interested in "collagen diseases." There is a very interesting chapter on histochemical techniques that will provide students of morphology with a quick source of references.

A chapter on the chemistry of mucopolysaccharides of connective tissue would have been a

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