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October 13, 1883

The Essentials of Pathology

JAMA. 1883;I(14):433. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390140025009

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This is a small book of about 300 pages, in which is compactly stated the generally accepted facts of pathology. Unsettled questions have generaly been avoided, the object not being to supplant the larger works on this subject, but to present the facts of pathology concisely, and in the way which the author's experience has shown him to be best. In most respects the subjects treated of are well described and fairly well illustrated. Two faults may be pointed out in regard to the illustrations. Although they are to be found in other works, and evidently have been copied no mention is made of the fact. There is also nothing to show how many times the specimens from which the cuts were made had been magnified.

The two first chapters are devoted to a general consideration of disease and to normal histology. Under the latter head only the cell and

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