Pathology of Rheumatic Diseases

  • Hans Georg Fassbender

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  1. Front Matter
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  17. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Pathology is no longer the" dead science" it was reputed to be a few decades ago. The famous Canadian pathologist, William Boyd, expressed the newer attitude aptly when he stated that pathology should no longer be concerned simply with describing the" WHAT" of disease, but must be increasingly con­ cerned with the "HOW" and the "WHY". By this he implied that the preoccupa­ tion of the usual student of disease in the architecture of diseased tissues and descriptions of participating cells, their staining characteristics, etc. , must give way to study and understanding of the dynamics of each disease process, the pathogenetic mechanisms producing the changes in body tissues. This study is not limited simply to etiologic factors and portals of entry to the site of the lesion, but includes the physical and chemical factors involved, the variations of host response conditioned by immunologic reactions of differing intensities, enzymatic excesses or deficiencies, and a host of other variables of little known character such as the prostaglandins which definitely affect the disease process. No longer is the pathologist one who looks at sections of diseased tissue merely for differentiation of disease, but truly a pathologist studies disease.

Keywords

Arthritis diseases pathology rheumatic diseases rheumatism rheumatoid arthritis

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Georg Fassbender
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  1. 1.Zentrums für Rheuma-PathologieUniversität MainzMainzFR Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-09221-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-07289-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09221-7
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