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August 13, 1927

The Principles of Pathology.

JAMA. 1927;89(7):546. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690070056043

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There are no references to literature and no illustrations in this work. The author frankly states that it is an expression of personal opinion. There are a few charts for such matters as age and distribution of deaths, with diagrams to explain heredity. It is an attempt to systematize pathology, as other biologic sciences, botany and zoology for example, have been systematized. It is consequently replete with definition and nomenclature. The processes of disease are arranged, defined and pigeonholed seriatim without much attempt to dwell on their details. This has required extensive numbering of topics and their subdivisions, also some pages devoted to schematic arrangement of subjects subsequently mentioned briefly in short separative paragraphs and in the order diagramed. The skeleton of general pathology, with all its larger and minute components carefully articulated, is thus bared for contemplation. Nevertheless there is a large amount of information presented in an attractive

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