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A Text-book of General Pathology for the Use of Students and Practitioners

Nature volume 81, page 36 (08 July 1909) | Download Citation



IN the preface the authors state that this volume is based on the teaching of the Edinburgh school of pathology, where the first chair of pathology in the United Kingdom was founded, and as such we welcome its appearance. At the same time, we do not note any features particularly novel, either in the subject-matter or in its arrangement, and in some respects the book seems to be lacking as a text-book of general pathology. Thus the important factor of heredity in disease, and shock and collapse, are not even mentioned, and we do not understand why a discussion of the nature of gout and the chemistry of uric-acid metabolism “do not come within the scope of the present volume.”

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