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February 9, 1957

Histological Appearances of Tumours with a Consideration of Their Histogenesis and Certain Aspects of Their Clinical Features and Behaviour

JAMA. 1957;163(6):513. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970410103034

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The title of this book is misleading. The book is concerned not only with gross and microscopic characteristics but also with interesting aspects of the behavior and clinical effects of tumors. Hemotological, biochemical, and endocrinological features are included where they are helpful in the understanding, diagnosis, and prognosis of the disease process. The mode of origin, theories of histogenesis, and problems of classification are discussed in a manner that should be useful to both pathologist and clinician. As the understanding of histogenetic problems is possible only through an understanding of the normal development of a part, certain aspects of embryology and structure are included. This is helpful in emphasizing the similarities and differences that exist between normal and abnormal tissue reactions, especially between hyperplastic and neoplastic processes. The text is arranged in chapters according to region or tissue with histogenetic grouping of only the mesenchymal neoplasms, melanoma, and tumors of

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