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May 1984

Color Atlas of Demonstrations in Surgical Pathology, vol 1, Alimentary Tract

Arch Surg. 1984;119(5):620. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1984.01390170112025

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The British and Scots traditionally have been sticklers for excellence in anatomy and surgical pathology. Candidates for their College of Surgeons Fellowship (E) spend untold, unpleasant hours mucking about with leathery, fixed surgical specimens or gazing dutifully at meticulously mounted operative or morbid pathology specimens in the various college museums. It is as traditional as the sandwiches and tea that follow the late afternoon lectures given for the local and overseas fellowship candidates who, if they pass the examination, will be able to sport the rubric FRCS or FRCS(E). This book is designed for them.

It is a multicolored, gorgeously illustrated, tea-table—sized atlas on slick paper that presents pictures of specimens from the Edinburgh College collection, which are so real that one can almost detect the aroma of formalin. But the book also presents more than pictures of gross specimens. Histologic sections and simple line drawing diagrams flesh out a

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