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October 8, 1927

A Text-Book of Pathology.

JAMA. 1927;89(15):1271-1272. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690150081044

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In its broadest sense, the purpose of pathology, the authors say, is to explain the origin and beginning of lesions, to point out the compensatory arrangements, and to indicate the ultimate outcome of the process. The student must not be satisfied with thinking that a diagnosis depends on what may be seen under a microscope or on a kymograph, but must be a student of anatomy, of physiology and of chemistry in all its branches. This book, therefore, considers the subject of pathology from a broad point of view. Preceding the pages on beriberi, scurvy and pellagra there is a short discussion of vitamins A, B and C, but no mention, apparently, of the more recently discovered vitamins D and E. A book which has passed into its eighth edition and which has been pub

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