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May 9, 1980

Processes in Pathology: An Introduction for Students of Medicine

JAMA. 1980;243(18):1850. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300440052038

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Processes in Pathology is an excellent text for the student of medicine. The book is just over 400 pages in length and is packed with information that is both basic and advanced in the field of the pathological processes responsible for disease. Eminently readable, clear, and explicit but not dogmatic in areas of controversy, it presents current theories and extensive useful information that make this a book that is of value not only to those entering medicine but to all students of medicine at all levels. It would serve, in addition, as a useful adjunct to the medical student about to take the National Boards Part II, for those taking Specialty Boards, and for practitioners who want to keep abreast of modern developments in the disease process of man.

There are five chapters: inflammation, the immune response, the circulation, neoplasia, and the genetic basis of disease. Each chapter is subdivided