These studies in pathogenesis and etiology are fundamentally necessary for the development of a rational therapy and prophylaxis.
It is safe to say that not one in ten of those who practice the healing art has ever used it or is familiar with its pathogenesis.
In the future in considering their pathogenesis it will be well to draw a sharp distinction between them.
It is doubtful whether mere clinical studies will contribute in a large measure to the solution of the pathogenesis of scurvy.
One would not deny all practical bearing to such investigations of pathogenesis.
pathogenesis path·o·gen·e·sis (pāth'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs) or pa·thog·e·ny (pā-thŏj'ə-nē)
The development of a disease or morbid condition. Also called nosogenesis.