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The contents are divided into two parts: general and special histology. The first includes inflammation and repair, retrograde processes, special injurious agents and the lesions they produce, tumors; the second part takes up the changes as seen in special organs. The book is not complete. The author speaks of it as "a framework on which to build in the future if it seems to fill a want"; but so far as general pathologic histology is concerned there are no serious lacunae.
The aim of the author is to present the results of his own study, over a long period, of morbid tissues fixed and stained by the best methods. There is no discussion of the literature, no balancing or summary of divergent views. "Not the literature of a pathologic subject but perfect tissue, fixed and prepared by the best methods, affords the greatest opportunities to advance," says the author in
The Principles of Pathologic Histology.. JAMA. 1914;LXII(13):1041–1042. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560380065042
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