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December 1962

Diseases of Muscle: A Study in Pathology

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Second Edition. By Raymond D. Adams, M.D.; D. Denny-Brown, M.D., and Carl M. Pearson, M.D. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., Medical Book Department of Harper & Brothers, 49 E. 33d St., New York, 1962.

Arch Dermatol. 1962;86(6):836. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590120134022

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Abstract

This is the second edition of a volume which has become the standard treatise on muscle disease. It has achieved this position of eminence because the book contains more information than the title implies; in addition to histological changes, the clinical, physiological, and biochemical aspects of these diseases are presented clearly and concisely. All disorders affecting muscle, directly or indirectly, have been included. In addition, a large section of the book is devoted to the development, form, and function of normal muscle. There is a rich bibliography for each section and it is quite up-to-date.

All three of the authors have made important contributions to the study of muscle and muscle disease. Their discussions in this book reflect extensive experience and a thoughtful approach. Differences of opinion are presented frankly.

As indicated by the title, a major portion of the book is devoted to pathology. The text is vivid, and

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