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August 25, 1928

Lehrbuch der allgemeinen Pathologie und der pathologischen Anatomie.

JAMA. 1928;91(8):589. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700080061035

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The textbook by Birch-Hirschfeld on general pathology and special pathologic anatomy written about forty years ago was extensively used for many years. It had a number of editions and was revised by Ribbert after Birch-Hirschfeld died and by Mönckeberg after the death of Ribbert. And now with Mönckeberg also dead, Sternberg was finally pursuaded to continue the task of these illustrious predecessors. The character of the work as Ribbert maintained it is preserved, although it is largely rewritten. Many alterations planned by Mönckeberg have been made by Sternberg. Smaller type has been used in many places, so that the size is not materially greater even though there are sixty new illustrations. The illustrations are excellent and especially valuable since many are of gross morbid anatomy. Although the consideration given many subjects is exceedingly sketchy, the work is somewhat better than a student's manual. The only references are to a few

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