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July 26, 1884

Practical Pathology, a Manual for Students and Practitioners.

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By G. Sims Woodhead, m.d., f.r.c.p.e. Published by Henry C. Lea's Son & Co., Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1884;III(4):108. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390530024010

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This most excellent work does not purport to be a systematic treatise on Pathology, but a guide to the practical work involved in the study, preparation, and examination of morbid tissues. The more important changes of each organ are described and illustrated, though all the changes which occur could not possibly be considered in the space devoted to the work. The plan of the work follows the various organs and tissues from the postmortem table to the microscope. The first chapter treats of postmortem examinations, the instruments needed and modes of procedure. The second chapter describes very briefly the microscope, for some prior knowledge of this is advised and taken for granted; and gives directions for its use both in examining fresh and prepared tissues. It tells fully how to make injections, how to harden and cut tissues, and discusses clearly the merits of, and describes the methods of using,

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