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February 27, 1943

Surgical Pathology

JAMA. 1943;121(9):711-712. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840090081039

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This edition contains many improvements in text and illustrations over the previous one. Numerous new subjects have been added. The author appropriately devotes chapter i to a discussion of the importance of pathology to surgery. He calls attention to the fact that the material seen in the necropsy room is far different from the pathologic material seen in the operating room, since the former represents disease in its late stages whereas the early stages of disease are observed in the operating room. The author therefore correctly implies that surgical pathology is different from pathology but emphasizes that the surgeon or surgical pathologist must first be grounded in the science of pathology. The text reads smoothly; it is readily understandable and is devoid of complicated terms and classifications. For that reason the volume is appropriate for students' use. The early chapters particularly are examples of this simplicity and freedom from complicated

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