H. A. Van Auken, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(2):199. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640020087029.
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The new third edition of the well-established textbook of pathology by Robbins has been extensively revised and brought up-to-date. In addition to the inclusion of new material, especially noteworthy is the incorporation of electron photomicrographs which emphasize the usefulness of this technique. No doubt this procedure will assume greater importance in the understanding of disease; inclusion of these photographs in a standard textbook is most appropriate.

Robbins has followed his traditional order of presenting material. The first 14 chapters are devoted to general principles and general pathologic processes. Not to be found in most textbooks of pathology are two chapters, one devoted to diseases of infancy and childhood, and the other concerned with diseases of the elderly. While these discussions are not exhaustive, they focus upon more common ailments and call attention to problems seen at the extremes of life. The last 18 chapters present the pathology of organs or


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