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October 9, 1948

Identification of Tumors: Essential Gross and Microscopic Pathologic Features Systematically Arranged for Easier Identification

JAMA. 1948;138(6):462. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900060066029

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The identification of tumors is an important and intricate subject. Every textbook on pathology and many special treatises deal with it. This book offers a new approach. It is fashioned somewhat on the order of the many popular guide books for identification of animals and plants. The material is divided in two main parts, the first of which, 96 pages long, aims to identify tumors of general distribution in eight chapters on tumors of fibrous tissue, cartilage and bone, muscle, fat, serous membranes, cardiovascular system, epithelial and lymphoid tissues. Part two, 255 pages long, deals with tumors of special systems and organs in eleven chapters on respiratory system and mediastinum, alimentary system, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, urinary system, organs of internal secretion, male and female reproductive systems, including breast, nervous system, skin, ear and eye. The source, site, age and sex and gross and microscopic appearance of each tumor are presented