par Dustin, Pierre
Référence Pathology, research and practice, 172, 3, page (240-245)
Publication Publié, 1981
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Pathology is a basic and clinical branch of learning, and should never sever its close relations with the departments of autopsy and surgical pathology of the university hospitals. The teaching of general anatomical pathology by lectures, covering cell pathology, inflammation, and neoplastic growth, can be successful, provided many illustrations are shown and microscopical demonstrations are provided. Special pathology needs some integration with clinical teaching, which should always maintain the independence of the pathologist. The most useful teaching is by clinical pathological conferences. The department of surgical pathology should provide another basis for teaching in special pathology. One should avoid the creation of separate departments of pathology in gynecology, neurology, dermatology, etc., which may lead to a splitting of special pathology into separate, non communicating sections. The pathologist must have a vast, albeit sometimes superficial, knowledge of all pathology, and should not be considered as a specialist.