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April 2, 1927

A Statistical Survey of Three Thousand Autopsies from the Department of Pathology of the Stanford University Medical School.

JAMA. 1927;88(14):1103. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680400059039

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This book is devoted to a detailed analysis of 3,000 autopsies in San Francisco during the years 1900 to 1923. Only fairly complete autopsies are included, and in all routine microscopic examination of the viscera was made. The analysis has been carried out with great care under the main heads: distribution of cases in age groups; relative frequency of diseases and abnormalities; tuberculosis; amyloid disease; infections, septic and otherwise; animal parasites; venereal diseases; arteriosclerosis and nephritis; thrombosis; cirrhosis; alcoholism and drug addiction; diseases of metabolism and endocrinopathies; concretions; congenital malformations; tumors; injuries and poisonings; miscellaneous conditions. Sixteen charts and many tabulations are used to show the frequency and distribution of various pathologic conditions. Unfortunately, the charts are not easy to read. The book represents much hard work and contains valuable information of interest especially to pathologists and investigators. The standard nomenclature of diseases, injuries and poisonings of the Bureau of

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