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The Art of Histopathology is to be found in the imposition of Virtual Images. In this approach to histopathology, Patterns that are common and the correlations between those patterns and clinical behavior are emphasized. Names are assigned to those patterns. The more detailed the observations and the correlations, the greater the need for an expanded taxonomy. The concept of MDM addressed a borderland in pathology in which the simple assignment of the diagnosis of melanoma to a wide variety of patterns, regardless of the clinical import of such a diagnosis, has evoked controversy. The Section, Virtual Images, is part of an unpublished - and once rejected - manuscript. The original Introduction has been published (On the imposition of Virtual Images, and the Art of Pathology. Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology, 25: 136-139, 2009). This material is also in the nature of philosophy.

The Whithers are a special contribution; they originally were available on the site of the late Bill Weems. I suppose they are more in the nature of philosophy than histopathology.






















The Section, Buster, is also special; Buster was a special young, adult, feral cat with special charm. He also was a feral cat that survived Katrina. Life obviously had meaning and purpose for him but was cut short. Maybe the Section, Buster, as a memorial, will give him a life of sorts.





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