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The teaching of pathology, in common with other medical subjects, is undergoing drastic changes. Professors no longer make the tacit assumption that every medical student should become a pathologist and hence must be thoroughly familiar with the minutiae of special lesions, but instead they are atempting to stress the principles underlying disease as shown by biopsy, necropsy, or experiment. The emphasis is shifting from special to general pathology. The fourth part of Volume 3 of the massive German Handbook of General Pathology is a vivid illustration of this shift in emphasis. But whereas general pathology, of course, always has been
Die Organe: Die Organstrukter als Grunlage der Organleistung und Organerkrankung.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:1057–1058. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-6-1057_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(6):1057-1058.
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