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May 1929

A History of Pathology.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;43(5):731. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00130280162010

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Dr. Long has presented an excellent history of pathology — a book long overdue in the English language — and a book that offers convincing evidence of the desirability of having men who are active in the specialty write the history of special medical fields, provided, of course, that their literary ability and historical discrimination approach that of Dr. Long.

Dr. Long was faced with the difficulty of taking the reader through the muddled and chaotic thoughts from Hippocrates, through Celsus and Galen and the days of the Renaissance, to the time when Morgagni correlated the "Seats and Causes of Disease" with clinical symptoms. But Dr. Long has accomplished this tedious business in admirable fashion. It is most difficult for the modern man, born into a cellular age, to reconstruct the ideas and intellectual environment of those days. The ancients still await their true interpreter to us.

But from Morgagni

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