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April 19, 1913

Text-Book of General and Special Pathology for Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1913;60(16):1255. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340160057041

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This book seems to be a combination of translation, compilation and a minimum of original work. The work was originally started as a translation of Langerhans but was expanded by including reference to the extensive developments in the field of patholgy since his dath. The chapters on immunity and the eye are by collaorators. The numerous illustrations are practically all copied from Langerhans or other published works, mostly German; many are in color. The subject of pathology is such a large one that an attempt to treat it in one ordinary-sized volume results in most instancs in a mere enumeration of conditions with little explanation, and could not perhaps result in a work that would greatly enlighten either the tudent or the general practitioner, for whom the work is intended, on the subject of general or special pathology. The last statement is not so much a criticism of this particular book as

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