Exploring Essential Pathology

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Pathology as a separate and valuable entity has almost disappeared from the curriculum of many medical schools. Pathology museums have similarly vanished and many of the irreplaceable specimens have been lost. Fortunately, some universities have retained an excellent collection.

Some images may seem to have poor resolution. The truth is they were photographed through the glass of the container they were in. Keep this in mind when you look at some of the higher quality images – like the one on this page - you are looking through a thick layer of glass and some old preservative solution.

Until pathology is resurrected, at least we can keep the dead specimens alive by appreciating and learning from these images. We owe it to the patients who provided them.


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