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August 27, 1932

A Text-Book of Surgical Pathology.

JAMA. 1932;99(9):780. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740610078026

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Abstract

The evaluation of this book offers certain difficulties. If its purpose is to supply a purely practical and relatively elementary outline in surgical pathology, as indeed it would appear from the preface, its object is well attained; if it is to offer an insight into the more fundamental problems that face the surgeon—inflammation, wound healing, resistance, tissue dysfunction, the state of the circulation—the book is of little value. Organ pathology is presented in twenty-six well written, well illustrated and properly balanced chapters. As such it reflects the point of view of the surgeon as a mechanist and of the pathologist who seeks to confine his interests to that level. Surgery today has advanced far beyond this simple concept, though there is little to indicate this in the text. The little that is offered seems superficial and haphazard. Thus the book opens with three pages on surgical shock, two on burns,

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