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The textbook in two volumes is a complete revision, updating, and expansion of the Anderson textbook, Pathology, which has been the "bible" for medical students in the United States since 1948. The 12 chapters ("Inflammation and Healing," "Drug and Chemical Injury," "Lower Urinary Tract and Male Genitalia," "Ophthalmic Pathology," "Upper Respiratory Tract and Ear," "Hematopoietic System," "Thymus," "Thyroid," "Parathyroid and Pituitary Glands," "Adrenal Gland," "Nervous System and Skeletal Muscle") have been completely rewritten. The chapter on "Organs of Special Senses" has been divided into two chapters ('Ophthalmic Pathology" by Zimmerman and "Upper Respiratory Tract and Ear" by Wilkes) in line with the current separation of the specialty into these two systems.
Major revisions have been made in another eight chapters. There are 13 new authors, and in several instances new coauthors have been added. The number of pages and illustrations have been substantially increased from 1,439 and 1,267 in the
Mostofi FK. Pathology, vol 1 and 2, ed 6.. Arch Intern Med. 1973;131(3):472-473. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.00320090162036