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October 26, 1957

Textbook of Pathology with Clinical Applications

JAMA. 1957;165(8):1087. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980260173024

Intended for students and clinicians, this textbook emphasizes relating pathological findings to clinical practice. A noteworthy feature is the fashion in which systemic diseases are presented comprehensively, rather than the changes in the individual organs discussed separately. The logical organization of the individual chapters is helpful. Initially, there is a description of the lesions, and this is followed by a consideration of normal features, then by the major disease changes, and finally by a correlation of disease changes and clinical features. Especially valuable is the double-column method of presentation. Most of the illustrations are of high quality, although it is likely that figure 33 on page 35 and figure 36 on page 38 will be replaced in subsequent editions. The book represents a modern approach to pathology in most instances.

The criticisms that must be directed toward this book are those which would be valid for any new, single-authored textbook.

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