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April 1949

Essentials of Pathology.

Am J Dis Child. 1949;77(4):549-550. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040561024

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This textbook offers a clear, concise presentation of the pathologic aspects of human diseases. It is most suitable for medical students who are being introduced to the subject. It is a better edition in many ways than the preceding one, for it is more comprehensive and more clearly written. Many illustrations are excellent. Others need to be replaced, especially several in the sections dealing with systemic pathology. The format and systematic order of presentation of material should appeal strongly to the beginning student. Likewise, the series of well selected case histories, illustrating the relations between the clinical and pathologic aspects of many diseases should excite the student's interest. The bibliographic references are few in number but well chosen, representing in most instances authoritative references. There will never be a perfect textbook on pathology. Too much subject matter is involved. The correlation of practical clinical and adjunctive diagnostic or therapeutic knowledge

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