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The Postmortem Examination.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(3):545. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180140192018.
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Nowadays, with the problem of adequate postgraduate medical education looming large on the horizon and with meticulous clinicopathologic correlation becoming increasingly important to clinicians and pathologists in medical schools, teaching hospitals and the better administered smaller hospitals, it is timely to have published a book dealing with the postmortem examination.

This new handbook is an excellent one, well constructed, well written, well illustrated and informative from beginning to end. There is a nice historical introduction to please the historical minded, and, better still, at the end is reprinted a protocol by Virchow which is a model of gross pathologic description. The bulk of the volume discusses pathologic technic in simple and clear terms, explaining the various procedures to be employed in a properly conducted necropsy.

There are twelve chapters in the book, and at the end of each is a short list of references to supplementary matter which should appeal


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