Erie County Medical Center, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
ISBN 978-3-319-33321-2e-ISBN 978-3-319-33323-6
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-33323-6
Library of Congress Control Number: 2016951646
� Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
This Springer imprint is published by Springer Nature
To my children and grandchildren, the light of my eyes
Each world contains a myriad of smaller worlds.
We choose the scale in which we dwell; perhaps, it selects us before we choose it. We pathologists are among a tiny cadre who can hear the whispering of glass slides. Hold a glass slide up to the air, you see a name, an institution, numbers, and tissue pieces. Put the glass on a microscope stage, and magic unfolds. The tissue holds worlds of stories, time lines of disease processes, symptoms, suffering, treatments, both successful and unsuccessful, and predictions. Imagine the worlds of information we glean from slides; now imagine the worlds we have yet to discover. This is our world. We only have to sit quietly, look, and listen to the whispering of slides.
Special thanks to Dr. Nestor Rigual for helpful review and feedback
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