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Rightly or wrongly, American physicians, especially younger ones, will take the title Mechanisms of Disease to suggest a text on pathophysiology rather than one on general pathology, which this one is.
In his slightly but refreshingly unorthodox text, Dr. Perez-Tamayo has discussed the usual topics of general pathology—degeneration, inflammation, regeneration, neoplasia, and so forth—but has been venturesome enough to include chapters on functional disturbances of body fluids and electrolytes and of metabolism and nutrition. Clearly he is dissatisfied with the emphasis or morphology which still dominates the usual course in pathology. The spirit with which he writes is suggested by
Mechanisms of Disease. An Introduction to Pathology.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:533–534. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-3-533_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(3):533-534.
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