This is the third of the series dealing with pathologic changes in the various medical conditions. The series is edited by Professor Clerc with the assistance of eleven contributors. The subjects discussed are cardiac investigations during the course of diabetes mellitus; disturbed rhythm of the heart in acute infectious myocarditis; parotid sinus; polymorphism and changes produced by Trichocephalus and in Lamblia organisms; delayed hereditary syphilis; hematemesis of splenic origin; primary benign inflammatory purpuras; malignant forms of complete arrythmias; gastric syphilis; cardiac rhythm with pulsus trigeminus; pulmonary complications in grip, and acute hepatonephritis. The authors discuss these subjects from the pathologic-physiologic standpoints and interpret the clinical changes on these bases. All the subjects are of interest.
Paul Chevalier, who has written the chapter on purpura, has gotten away from the conventional classification and textbook description of this disease and bases the treatment of the subject on his clinical experience and evidence