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November 8, 1958

A Text on Systemic Pathology. Volume 1

JAMA. 1958;168(10):1421. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000100123031

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Pathologists and others often need information pertaining to a disease only to find that the available textbooks fail to go into sufficient detail or sketchily outline the correlation of the clinical findings with the pathologic process. This book, the first of two volumes, was written to fill this vacuum. It takes into account at all times the fact that a diseased organ or organ system is not a separate entity but part of the whole organism. In most instances, the description of a pathological entity begins with the first signs and symptoms, continues through the gross, microscopic, and statistical data, and includes postoperative complications. In addition to the editor, contributors include Maurice Lev, Jay J. Gold, and Ira Gore. The excellent continuity makes for easy reading. The material is presented in a manner which makes the book equally valuable to the pathologist and the nonpathologist and represents the authors' firsthand

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