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The first edition appeared in 1932. The publication of four editions in eleven years is an indication of its popularity as a textbook among medical students, for whom it was primarily written, and of the rapid changes that are taking place in pathology. The modern point of view in pathology, still not recognized by many physicians, considers disease from its physiologic aspect against the background of morbid anatomy and histology. The structural changes induced by disease are still the chief concern of the pathologist but with the added factor of the effects of these changes on the function of the diseased organ. This is definitely the point of view from which Boyd's book is written. This edition is characterized by the same clear style, the same readability and the same apt allusion and deft turn of phrase that have been such prominent features of previous editions. It is fifty-six pages
A Text-Book of Pathology: An Introduction to Medicine. JAMA. 1943;123(10):665. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840450067041
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