Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology

Ramona Chapman, MD
JAMA. 1993;269(12):1568. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500120106039.
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This is a beautiful book—large, well-made, handsomely designed. The 14 chapters were prepared by 12 contributors, all of the Harvard Medical School. The chapter topics conform to the organ systems and bodily regions, eg, "Cancer of the Head and Neck," "Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract," "Endocrine Tumors and Malignancies." Three chapters are given to the blood: leukemias, lymphomas, myeloma. Each chapter is appropriately subdivided, eg, "Gynecologic Tumors" includes "Ovarian Carcinoma," "Endometrial Carcinoma," "Cervical Carcinoma," and "Other Gynecologic Malignancies." Tables are appropriately selected to demonstrate staging, incidence, classification, and so forth. The tables are tinted, thus blending with the color photographs and micrographs, which are the gist of this atlas.

The large pages (25×30 cm, almost square) hold without crowding two, four, sometimes six illustrations. In addition to anatomic photographs plus cytologic and histologic micrographs, there are neat pen-and-ink drawings of much of the histology to permit labeling of details. In


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