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November 29, 1902

A Text-Book of Pathology and Pathologic Anatomy.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(22):1401. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480480043012

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This book contains a condensed statement of the principal facts of pathology, more particularly general pathological histology and pathological anatomy. That its scope and the character of its subject-matter merit the extravagant praise of the editor, we are much inclined to question. In spite of the fact that it has passed through several editions in Germany within a few years, we doubt the desirability, from a pedagogic point of view, of putting into the hands of American medical students so dogmatic and "condensed" a statement of the present knowledge as to create the impression that pathology is a dead and not a living and daily growing science. Unless supplemented by stimulating explanations and references to other works and articles by an enthusiastic teacher and by a first-rate course in laboratory work, we are inclined to fear that the ordinary student after having committed the principal parts of this book so

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