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January 5, 1884

A Manual of Pathology.

JAMA. 1884;II(1):20-21. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390260036009

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This manual consists of a single volume of about 800 pages. Its subject-matter is treated of under the headings of General Diseases and Diseases of Special Organs. Under the head of General Diseases are described affections of the circulation and of the blood, inflammation, retrograde metamorphosis, hypertrophy, repair, regeneration, infective tumors, tumors or morbid growths, and parasites. The largest part of the work is devoted to the diseases of special organs and systems. The book is well written and very well illustrated with wood-cuts. It presents clearly the most generally accepted views of modern pathologists. In the chapter on parasites, the author considers quite freely and very fairly the theories and facts pertaining to bacteria. First, the natural history of bacteria is briefly considered, and the methods of detecting them are described. Their influence on living tissue is then considered. Septicæmia, whose bacterial origin is pretty well proven, is described

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