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June 22, 1994


Author Affiliations

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Camden

JAMA. 1994;271(24):1966-1967. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510480092047

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This second edition of Rubin and Farber's Pathology textbook exemplifies why the first edition was a success. It is magnificently illustrated with clear photographs, both black-and-white and color, and graphic diagrams demonstrating disease mechanisms, often with good, clear tables incorporated. The striking graphics bestow an impression of movement on the mechanisms of disease, which is an important concept for the early student of pathology.

Despite a large cast of contributors, the text is uniformly lucid, well organized, and terse enough to meet the comprehensive needs of today's overburdened students. Educational overload has been skillfully contained by subdivisions of the text into clearly headed brief discussions of matters of common relevance. Headings are emphasized with color and large type size. The contributors and editors have clearly recognized that their book is meant to enhance student learning, and they have presented their material accordingly. Their success ensures that the second edition will

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