Histopathology 6th Ed. Robertson F. Ogilvie M.D. D.Sc. xi + 514 pages 400 photomicrographs (color) E. & S. Livingston Ltd. and The Williams & Wilkins Co. Baltimore $14.50 1962код для вставкиСкачать
Books HISTOPATHOLOGY, 6th Ed., Robertson F. Ogilvie, M.D., D.Sc., xi 514 pages, 400 photomicrographs (color), E. & S . Livingston, Ltd., and The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, $14.50, 1962. described in numerous organs. The characteristics of the granulomatous inflammations are well covered. Two chapters are devoted to tumors. The first describes the benign tumors - lipoma, myxoma, leiomyThis is the sixth edition of “Histopathol- oma, chordoma, ostemoa, hemangioma, ogy.” The first edition, which appeared lymphanigioma, adenoma. There are four in 1940, was based on a series of lectures pages of descriptive text and five colored in pathologic histology delivered at Edin- micrographs on haemangiomas, which burgh University. Thirty pages of text seems disproportionally large in compariand 66 colored micrographs have been son to the relative importance of these added to the fifth edition and the present tumors. Near the end of this chapter is volume contains 400 colored micrographs described some of the nervous system and 512 pages. This book is intended to tumors, including the glioblastoma multibe a companion to a standard textbook forme, neuroblastoma, neurinoma, ganof pathology. Dr. Ogilvie has designed glioneuroma, and the chromaffin parathis volume to meet the need of the histol- ganglioma. Potassium bichromate and ogist as well as the graduate seeking more giemsa stains graphically illustrate the specialized knowledge in pathologic his- latter tumor. The second chapter of the tology. tumors, dealing primarily with maligAnatomists too often fail to acknowl- nancies, opens with a discussion of the edge that there is a spectrum of normal spindle-cell sarcoma. In keeping with its just as there is a spectrum of pathological. importance the malignant melanoma has Histologists, in particular, should be able ample text devoted to it. Among the to appreciate the extent to which tissue carcinomas, discussions of the stomach, alterations can occur before the process bronchus, testis, and tongue are prebecomes pathological. It is, therefore, as sented. A useful feature of this section is important for a histologist to have a basic the illustration of H & E sections of pleufoundation in pathology as it is for a ral fluid from patients with carcinoma of pathologist to know histology. This vol- the bronchus, thereby permitting correlaume has been designed to give such a tion with the histopathology of the tumor. basis for the microscopic recognition of Chapters seven and eight are devoted to tissue changes. the circulatory system. Nine pages of disThe scope of the book covers the com- cussion are presented on arterial atheromon diseases in Great Britain. The mata, endarteritis, and medial calcificavolume is presented in 18 chapters. A tion. The colored illustrations of elastic short macroscopic description precedes the tissue and van Gieson stains accentuate microscopic description of each disease the usefulness of this section. Although process. The first chapter describes the temporal arteritis (giant cell arteritis) is disturbances of nutrition, namely basic rare, the author has devoted three pages pathological changes (Zenker’s hyaline of text to its description. The specific degeneration, cloudy swelling, fatty degen- criteria for making a diagnosis of maligeration, etc.). The colored micrographs nant hypertension differ in Great Britain are advantageous since they truly illus- and the United States. Chapter nine, the trate the staining reactions of the histo- respiratory system, covers pneumonia and chemical methods (fat, mucin stains) tuberculosis quite well but lacks any disused to demonstrate these entities. In- cussion of the common, and sometimes flammation and repair and specific in- fatal asthma. The alimentary system is flammations cover two chapters. Acute covered in two sections: the mouth, stominflammation (characterizing the cell type ach and intestines are in the first section, present) and chronic inflammation are and the liver, gall bladder, and pancreas + 377 378 BOOKS in the second. The discussion of the gastric ulcer emphasizes the four zones of tissue change necessary for making this diagnosis. Regional ileitis is well covered however, there is a lack of description of the equally nonspecific ulcerative colitis. The section on the liver is concise and well illustrated. The urinary system is considered incomplete since it lacks any illustration or discussion of the histopathology and pathogenesis of chronic pyelonephritis. The chapter on the haematopoietic system opens with the discussion of hematopoiesis and a folded chart depicting the monophyletic theory of cell development. The illustrations in this chapter are not considered to be as good as those in text books of hematology, although May Grunwald - Giemsa stains were used. There is also included a discussion of acute splenitis (acute splenic tumor, acute splenic enlargement). The text on the nervous system is limited, but the lesions are well illustrated with special stains, such as Weigert and van Gieson. There is a three page discussion of von Economo’s disease (epidemic encephalitis) although there has not been a reported case of this entity in the United States since 1929. The chapter on skin lacks any discussion of pemphigus, probably the only primary skin disease with an invariably fatal outcome; yet there are two pages devoted to the pilonidal sinus. The succinct presentation of the locomotor system has a discussion of osteomyelitis, rickets, osteitis deformans, osteogenesis imperfecta, and rheumatoid arthritis. Trichinosis and ganglion are also described. The last chapter on endocrine lesions covers entities such as exophthalmic goitre, myxedema, the pituitary adenomas, and Addison’s disease. The most notable feature of the book is the 400 colored micrographs. The quality of the reproductions is good and the magnifications are effective enough to characterize the tissue changes. The only deficiency in the quality of illustration is in the first chapter. The colored micrographs in this chapter are old, having been carried over from previous editions, and therefore, are not as good as those obtainable today. Nevertheless, the colored plates, made from Finlay colored transparencies by Mr. T. C. Dodds, convey a more realistic impression of the stained section. The index is complete. There has been substantial increase in the price of the book since the fifth edition. Because of the scope of the volume and the price, the book is more valuable to the graduate student and histologist interested in pathology than it is to the medical student. Many medical students, however, would find this book a useful supplement to the standard pathology texts. Also, ins this respect the volume fulfills a genuine need. A. FREEMAN, M.D. Department of Pathology LSU School of Medicine JAMES BOOKS RECEIVED AIDS TO HISTOLOGY. By Geoffrey H. Bourne. vii i168 pages, 59 figures. $3.00. Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, London, and Williams and Wilkins Company, Baltimore. Seventh edition. 1960. IMPLICATIONS OF EVOLUTION. By G. A. Kerkut. x f 174 pages, 43 figures. $5.00. Pergamon Press, New York. 1960.