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This work owes its origin to the fortunate co-authorship of Prudden in the second edition of Delafield's Handbook of Postmortem Examinations and Morbid Anatomy published in 1885, thirteen years after the first edition. With Prudden's help the scope of the work was much enlarged and the title changed to A Handbook of Pathological Anatomy and Histology with an Introductory Section on Postmortem Examinations and the Methods of Preserving and Examining Diseased Tissues. It also included instructions for "preparing and examining bacteria." There were 575 pages, and the 146 illustrations were from drawings by the authors. The present title was first used with the sixth edition in 1901, when Prudden's management of successive revisions began. With the ensuing years, when Prudden was 70 years old, this task was transferred to Wood, trained to the work through assisting Prudden. This transfer was in 1919 with the eleventh edition. Growth of the book
A Text-Book of Pathology.. JAMA. 1928;90(7):566–567. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690340068041