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Pathologic Basis of Disease

Nelson R. Niles, MD
JAMA. 1974;229(13):1808-1809. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230510076043.
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Pathologic Basis of Disease by Stanley L. Robbins is really the fourth edition of his Pathology. Appropriate updating and addition enhance the otherwise identical format, sequence, writing, and illustrations. So many medical students have benefited from this source that it may be the best known general book in the field. I recommend it even more now. Like his former texts, this will be enjoyed for its readability. He clearly lays out a great deal of information. When he includes minutiae, the reasons are clear and one feels that all the material is pertinent.

Robbins keeps the whole field in perspective—that is, he does not dwell so long or so heavily on pathologic anatomy or pathogenesis as to tempt the reader to overlook clinical presentation or prognosis. A great strength of the subject of pathology is that it bonds strongly with many other medical sciences and specialties and thus occupies the

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