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Pathologic Physiology: Mechanisms of Disease.

Pathologic Physiology: Mechanisms of Disease. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Some months ago, hard pressed to define the peculiar genus "internist," I described him as a general practitioner of medicine attempting to pursue his art without benefit of instruments beyond those required for physical examination, plus the hypodermic syringe and book of prescription blanks. I might have added that to be a good internist or teacher of medicine he needed more than a passing acquaintance with the kind of knowledge contained in Sodeman's text. With today's insistence on understanding of the reasons behind abnormal functioning of tissues and organs rather than a chief reliance on the morphologic changes detected grossly or microscopically by the pathologist, physiology takes its place as the primary discipline of the student of medicine. No longer will a thorough knowledge of the history, etiologic factors, pathologic changes, and clinical manifestations of an abnormal physical condition suffice in explaining a disease process to students, patients, or the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Pathologic Physiology: Mechanisms of Disease.

A.M.A. Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 99 (4) – Apr 1, 1957

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1957 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0888-2479
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1957.00260040170019
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Some months ago, hard pressed to define the peculiar genus "internist," I described him as a general practitioner of medicine attempting to pursue his art without benefit of instruments beyond those required for physical examination, plus the hypodermic syringe and book of prescription blanks. I might have added that to be a good internist or teacher of medicine he needed more than a passing acquaintance with the kind of knowledge contained in Sodeman's text. With today's insistence on understanding of the reasons behind abnormal functioning of tissues and organs rather than a chief reliance on the morphologic changes detected grossly or microscopically by the pathologist, physiology takes its place as the primary discipline of the student of medicine. No longer will a thorough knowledge of the history, etiologic factors, pathologic changes, and clinical manifestations of an abnormal physical condition suffice in explaining a disease process to students, patients, or the

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1957

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