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Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
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General Pathology 1. Cellular Responses to Stress and Toxic Insults: Adaptation, Injury, and Death 2. Acute and Chronic Inflammation 3. Tissue Renewal, Repair, and Regeneration 4. Hemodynamic Disorders, Thromboembolic Disease, and Shock 5. Genetic Disorders 6. Diseases of the Immune System 7. Neoplasia 8. Infectious Diseases 9. Environmental and Nutritional Diseases 10. Diseases of Infancy and Childhood Systemic Pathology: Diseases of Organ Systems 11. Blood Vessels 12. The Heart 13. Diseases of White Blood Cells, Lymph Nodes, Spleen, and Thymus 14. Red Blood Cell and Bleeding Disorders 15. The Lung 16. Head and Neck 17. The Gastrointestinal Tract 18. Liver and Biliary Tract 19. The Pancreas 20. The Kidney 21. The Lower Urinary Tract and Male Genital System 22. The Female Genital Tract 23. The Breast 24. The Endocrine System 25. The Skin 26. Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissue Tumors 27. Peripheral Nerve and Skeletal Muscle 28. The Central Nervous System 29. The Eye

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Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath, Alice Hogge and Arthur A. Baer Distinguished Service Professor of Pathology, Biological Sciences Division and The Pritzker Medical School, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California Jon C. Aster, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

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2015 BMA Medical Book Awards: Highly Commended in Pathology

"This book is even shorter than before. That is?really impressive. I cannot but admire this book, which I keep re-reading since I entered?Pathology in 1966. Wow, ?it shows that even a first class?book can be improved - hard to believe but true.?It is very readable and even funny in some places. The text is nicely laid out and the book looks less bulky than the previous edition. The illustrations are excellent. Even though the book is definitely for the new generations, I am sure that it will be welcomed by senior pathologists trying to keep up with the times - I doubt that I am the?only old timer eager to?re-read it." Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD, author of Pathology Secrets and Pathophysiology

They point out that for this edition, they have "gone one step further.? They have added a chapter entitled The Cell as a Unit of Health and Disease at the very beginning of the book. The study of the cell - including its functions, and the changes to it at anytime - is critical to understanding any particular disease in a patient. All diseases originate in the cell. The materials presented in each chapter are superbly organized. Each chapter begins by presenting, at the top just below its title, the main topics and subtopics covered in it. Discussions of the topics and subtopics follow, with numerous full-color illustrations and detailed captions. At the end of each chapter, more information is available to you in the Suggested Readings section. This is one of the most comprehensive textbooks on one of the most basic and core disciplines in medicine: pathology. With nine editions so far, this book provides a lot of current pathologic developments. It also presents updated information in molecular biology, disease classifications, new drugs and drug therapies, just to name a few important areas for physicians.

This book is also a bestseller among medical and allied professionals, as evidenced from its very high rank on Amazon. I would say that every physician should have this book in his or her medical library, particularly because of the online resources available to purchasers of this book. Nano Khilnani

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