From Cook County Hospital will come a series of publications on selected topics of pathology and internal medicine. The current work, Vol. 1, includes a detailed analysis of 26 autopsied cases. The material is organized according to conventional clinical pathologic exercises and is divided into three sections: cardiac, vascular, and renal. Forty-two physicians from medical schools and hospitals in the Chicago area participate in the discussions.
Differential diagnosis and management of patients is treated in some detail, and pathologic presentations are well executed, with better than average plates. Recent scientific developments relating to the diseases described are mentioned. Four pediatric cases appear. These involve congenital and rheumatic heart disease, acute hemorrhagic nephritis, and nephrotic syndrome.
House officers and medical students, as well as internists and pathologists, should find this book of interest.
Unfortunately, the clinical pathologic conference as a medium does not lend itself to adequate coverage of relevant biochemical