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December 4, 1948

Recent Advances in Pathology

JAMA. 1948;138(14):1066. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900140058033

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The fifth edition, as previously, endeavors to set forth some, although not all, of the progress in pathology. The chapter on liver has been thoroughly revised and includes the recent concepts of hepatic disease in relation to diet, cirrhosis and the underlying changes in infectious hepatitis.

The chapter on inflammation includes some of Mencken's concepts of leukotaxine, necrosin and the role of hyaluronic acid and hyaluronidase in bacterial diseases.

In a brief chapter, the hypersensitive state in infections is discussed. An excellent chapter, with illustrations, describes reticulosis. Of particular interest are the chapters on experimental cancer research. In the cardiovascular system, rheumatic fever, hypertension and atheromatosis are reviewed from the experimental point of view.

Renal diseases are desoribed according to a modification by Ellis of the original Volhard and Fahr classification. Crush syndrome and extrarenal uremia are included. A short chapter on the ductless glands has been added.

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