The Pathological General is the concept of Dr. Cyrus Maxwell Boger.
Pathological Generals are the expressions of the person which are known by a study of the changes at the tissue level. Certain types of constitutions are prone to certain pathological changes to different levels of the system or organs.
An individual may respond to constant unfavorable stimuli through pathological changes in different tissues, but a common propensity might still persists. This common changes at different tissue levels show the behavior of the whole constitution which is important to understand the individual. This common changes are called Pathological Generals.
Suppose a patient comes to the clinic with cellulitis, pneumonia as well as conjunctivitis or osteo-arthritis. Dr Boger warned us about the patient's affinity towards a particular pathology i.e. INFLAMMATION at different tissue levels. Why don't we give importance to inflammation ( although it is a mere pathology ), as it is the tendency of the individuality of the patient to react in that manner against any external stimuli, when other patients are not responding in the similar way? So although it is a pathology but still it deserves the highest priority.
Dr Boger was such a modern minded person. He was a person of few words. That is why we see all of his writtings are not very voluminous. Most of his writtings are initially hard to crack, but when they are understood they are the gems.
This is my understanding about the Pathological Generals. Please share your views in this regard.