This book has evolved from a monthly feature in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology which began in September, 1961, and was called "what is your diagnosis?" The feature contained photomicrographs for study along with clinical histories. The correct diagnoses were then listed the following month, with a new set of photomicrographs. It was later called "Diagnostic Patterns" and included the diagnosis in the description of the photomicrograph. Pathology residents, among others, looked forward to this feature each month and profited from it immensely.
There is also much profit to be gained from Microscopic Pathology. The book is "atlas-sy" (as we have heard one of the authors refer to another book) but functions in the best traditions of an atlas. The longitude and latitude of each lesion is carefully charted in some of the tightest, most highly edited English we have ever read. Have you ever tried to define bronchiolitis