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Microscopic Pathology

David M. Spain, MD
JAMA. 1965;192(1):66-67. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080140072035.
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The authors have prepared this handbook on microscopic pathology principally "for students of pathology and for residents in all fields of medicine." It serves this audience admirably. There are 1,158 photomicrographs, for the most part excellent, representing a variety of lesions. Accompanying each illustration is some concise and pertinent text, and a few authoritative and well-chosen references.

In a book so obviously expensive to produce, one might question the inclusion of such commonplace lesions as pulmonary edema, tubercle in the kidney, or metastatic carcinoma in the heart. These conditions offer no problems in diagnosis and are well illustrated in other texts. This, however, is a minor deficiency and is only mentioned because a few more worthwhile illustrations might have been included instead.

The range of subjects covered is amazingly comprehensive. The illustrations include a wide diversity of lesions, of almost every tissue of the body. The emphasis, because of the


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