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Biology of Disease

JAMA. 1948;138(4):329. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900040073038.
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This monograph is a collection of essays on various diseases in which the author has had a special interest. Most of the essays had appeared individually in medical journals. Moschcowitz attempts to integrate the concepts in regard to a number of diseases by elucidating the evolution of various diseases from their larval to their terminal states and also by pointing out the manifold interrelationships between many common disease syndromes. The topics selected for discussion vary from common diseases such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis and obesity to rarely encountered conditions such as myeloma, LibmanSacks disease and polycythemia vera. The outlook of the author is broad and stimulating. Only those aspects of the diseases considered which are of special interest to the author are taken for discussion; the treatment is not exhaustive. The style is clear. The qualities which make this book distinctive are also its points of weakness; by attempts at broad

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