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Pathology of Tropical and Extraordinary Diseases, An Atlas

edited by C. H. Binford and D. H. Connor. Volume 1, xxi + 339 pages, illustrated; Volume 2, xxiii + 696 pages, illustrated. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C. 20306. 1976. Volume 1, $15.00; Volume 2, $20.00

Franz von LichtenbergDepartments of Pathology, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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