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July 7, 1962

Pathology: A Dynamic Introduction to Medicine and Surgery

JAMA. 1962;181(1):66. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050270068030

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Though Pathology is much more than A Dynamic Introduction to Medicine and Surgery, this inexpensive paperbound book is an adequate introduction to pathology.

It is concise, well organized, and easy to follow. Each topic is begun with a definition of terms, and, after introduction of factual material, there is a short discussion. It is most unfortunate that brevity and concise organization occasionally supplant accuracy. Attempts to emphasize the dynamics of each disease are not always successful.

Extensive use of sectional headings, marginal notations, and underlining of important words and phrases make this text most helpful as an outline or review.

It is certainly not an adequate text for the second-year medical student who is studying pathology for the first time, and it must be supplemented by more detailed texts and reference to the journals. The student should, however, find it helpful as an introduction, perhaps to be read in its

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