Autopsy Pathology: A Guide for Pathologists and Clinicians is a long-needed, reasonably complete, and excellently written book which deals primarily with gross pathology. Its usefulness, which extends well beyond the pathologist, will be discussed after a general outline of the contents is given.
The book is organized in the sequence of the autopsy as the authors perform it. Each section starts with a description of normal anatomical features and methods of dissection. These parts could be lifted from the book to make an independent text and can be ignored by those readers not interested in the actual performance of the autopsy. The bulk of the text consists of detailed systemic gross descriptions of common as well as rare diseases and disease processes. But the text is far from being purely a collection of gross descriptions; it is interestingly written with frequent pertinent references to clinical findings, physiologic abnormalities, etiology, incidence,