This beautifully illustrated and printed atlas was prepared by a team under the auspices of the United States Naval Medical School. In the foreword written by the Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Lamont Pugh—now commandant of the school—special credit is given to Dr. Charles F. Geschickter, Chief of Pathology of the school during World War II, and to Commander W. W. Ayres, present Chief of Pathology. However, the book obviously is a "team" accomplishment, with special credit due those responsible for the excellent technical work involved in preparation of the illustrative material.
Each section begins with a short (usually less than half a page) account of the various disorders to be illustrated. Each condition is illustrated freely with colored reproductions of photographs of patients or gross specimens on the same page with colored photomicrographs of sections of the lesions, usually three 2½ by 3 in. (6.4 by 7.6 cm.) pictures