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June 23, 1945

The Pathology of Internal Diseases

JAMA. 1945;128(8):624. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860250070031

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This edition has been brought up to date with particular reference to such subjects of current interest as primary atypical pneumonia, Q fever, blast injury, Meigs's syndrome, dietary cirrhosis of the liver, infective hepatitis, alloxan diabetes, crush nephritis, sulfonamide nephritis, the Rh factor, sarcoidosis and equine encephalomyelitis. The discussion of diseases of the cardiovascular system has been amplified, and various other sections have been rewritten "in part or in whole." Twenty-two new black and white illustrations and four new colored plates have been added. The value of this book rests mainly on its correlation of symptoms with pathologic lesions, thus making pathologic anatomy the keystone of clinical medicine. As the author said in the first edition, this book is meant to be essentially "an illustrated textbook of internal medicine written from the point of view not of diagnosis or of cure but of the mechanisms of disease, its why and

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