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Although the concept of molecular pathology is now well established, no one has attempted a comprehensive account of the ways in which changes in molecular structure and function bring about disease entities. In his preface, Dr. Van Lancker admits that his book cannot be comprehensive because too little is known about the mechanisms of disease, but in spite of his denials it is clear that he has indeed made just such an effort. And the effort is largely successful.
He addresses his text to students of disease and discusses disease from the vantage point of a well-rounded pathologist. Dr. Van
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms in Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:259–260. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-87-2-259_3
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