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January 29, 1927

Précis d'anatomie pathologique.

JAMA. 1927;88(5):346. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680310058039

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This is one of the compendiums of the "Collection Testut, Nouvelle bibliothèque de l'étudiant en médecine," which will number altogether sixty-three separate volumes when complete. Most of them are already published and with few exceptions are by teachers in the medical schools outside Paris, chiefly those of Lyons and Bordeaux. They are student manuals. This one includes both general and special pathology. Some of the illustrations are poor. The paper is of inferior grade except for the pages on which the illustrations appear. In the general pathology, chapters devoted to anomalies of development and animal parasites are omitted. With these exceptions, apparently everything has been considered. Causation and pathogenesis of disease are mentioned briefly, the description of gross and microscopic alterations at much greater length. The introductory sentences, for many topics, are scholarly brief references to their history. Students of medicine compelled to depend entirely on textbooks in English would

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