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October 20, 1888

A Manual of General Pathology.

JAMA. 1888;XI(16):575. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400680035015

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The plan of this work is somewhat different from others that have the same title. The first half of the volume is devoted to a brief review of the topics usually described in works on general pathology, and the second half to a description of the causes of disease and their mode of action.

In the first portion we are glad to see chapters devoted to "pathological relation of blood-pressure" and "fever." These are subjects too frequently omitted from similar works. Inflammation is not considered by the author a conservative process. In his opinion, " inflammation is damage." The chapter on fever is a brief but fair review of the modern literature of the subject.

The second portion deals with topics of very great interest. Although nearly one-half of the volume is devoted to it, many of the topics are discussed too briefly, and many should be added to make it

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