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In a brief introduction, Roessle and his associates stress the significance of "number and measure in pathology." Without disregarding the limitations of the methods, they consider them of great importance not only from a didactic point of view but also as offering the only possible way for comparison of the constitutional and racial data collected in the different parts of the world. They also point out that, at least so far, physical anthropology has been based almost exclusively on the somatology of the body surface and the extremities and that splanchnology as an anthropologic subject practically does not exist. It is for the purpose of stimulating further studies in this line that the little monograph has been written. In many tables and diagrams the weights of the different organs are given and the material is arranged according to age and sex. In addition to the arithmetical means of the organ
Pathologie und Klinik in Einzeldarstellungen. JAMA. 1932;99(5):413. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740570059035
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