A brave new world



Whereas up to 1950s the two major activities of academic Pathology—diagnostic and experimental—were both practiced by a single individual, thereafter, scientific, academic and economic factors created the conditions that favored monothematic practitioners. In this white paper, I argue that now, at the beginning of the 21st century, this separation is detrimental to the discipline, and I propose changes that would reunite the two strands.


Academic pathology Research in pathology Diagnostic practice Diagnostics Postgraduate training 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Yale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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