Histology for Pathologists / Edition 4

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Overview


A strong grounding in basic histology is essential for all pathologists. However, there had always been a gap between histology and pathology in which histologic information specifically for the pathologist was often lacking. Histology for Pathologists deals with the microscopic features of normal human tissues, from the perspective of the surgical pathologist. This is the only text that uses human (vs. animal) tissues for the histology. It is the best reference in the literature for information on normal histology, and, as such, is essential for all clinical pathologists. Written by pathologists for pathologists, the new edition will update the pathologist's understanding of normal histology up to date with the incremental advances made in the last five years. The 3rd edition has become a "classic" purchased by virtually all residents beginning their pathology training, as well as pathologists in practice. The 4th edition will build on that substantial foundation. 
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This book aims to bridge the gap between the histology of normality and pathologic alterations. A strong grounding in basic histology is essential for all pathologists. However, there had always been a gap between histology and pathology in which histologic information specifically for the pathologist was often lacking. Histology for Pathologists deals with the microscopic features of normal human tissues, from the perspective of the surgical pathologist. This is the only text that uses human (vs. animal) tissues for the histology. It is the best reference in the literature for information on normal histology, and, as such, is essential for all clinical pathologists. Written by pathologists for pathologists, the new edition updates the pathologist’s understanding of normal histology with the incremental advances made in the last five years. The previous edition has become a ‘classic’ purchased by virtually all residents beginning their pathology training, as well as pathologists in practice. “The book is an essential reference for anyone wanting an understanding of clinically relevant histology especially postgraduates undertaking training in histopathology. The book’s main strengths are its focus on the clinically relevant aspects of normal histology delivered with a clear, consistent writing style and expert authorship. Every chapter focuses on the relevant aspects to the daily work of a pathologist including special stains, immunohistochemistry and tissue artefacts. The text is well-illustrated by full colour figures which are a necessity in a reference text. In terms of the key features of the text it fulfils these excellently. The text has been updated in places with very recent references making a new edition worthwhile. It is invaluable to any histopathology trainee wanting to learn about normal histology and may be an excellent reference for practicing consultants especially those practicing general pathology however even subspecialised pathologists may find it useful. The online text is fully searchable although there are no chapter hyperlinks which make browsing the text less easy than it should be. The image bank is an excellent resource however both these features only last as long as the current edition and therefore the CD-ROM with the previous edition and missing here was superior. This text is a worthwhile update to an excellent text. Although focused solely on the pathologist and written with their clinical practise in mind, a goal which it succeeds at expertly, the book would be an excellent educational resource in any medical library and could answer those difficult questions about structure and function for medical students and clinicians in other specialties.”
--BMA Medical Book Award Reviewer, 2013 BMA Medical Book Awards

"Normal histology is the foundation for diagnosing disease. A histology book focused on bridging the gap between histology and pathology is a much-needed resource for pathologists. This fourth edition provides updated information on the incremental advances in our understanding of immunohistochemistry and variations of normal tissue, which certainly warrants a new edition."

Doody's Reviews (April, 2013)
Bryn Taylor Haws, D.O.(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Weighted Numerical Score: 91 - 4 Stars!

'this text remains unmatched in content depth and breadth'
'The superiority of this text stems from its attention to detail and remarkable expansion of each chapter’s discussion beyond “normal histology.'
'this new edition aims to address some of the latest advances in our understanding of nuances of normal histology and its mimics in relation to pathology'
'Perfectly balancing text content with gross and microscopic photomicrographs, summary tables, and vibrant medical illustrations, it is an intimidating but gratifying read for the novice trainee and an excellent reference book for more seasoned surgical pathologists.'

Susanne Jeffus, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
American Journal of Surgical Pathology, April 2014 - Volume 38 - Issue 4 - P 582

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bryn Taylor Haws, D.O.(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This book provides a strong foundation of normal basic histology with a focus on the cytological, structural, and physiological features that are essential for practicing pathologists. This edition builds on the 2007 edition, with incremental advances in our understanding of immunohistochemistry and variations within normal tissue.
Purpose: It provides a much-needed bridge between normal histology and pathological alterations. It is exceptional among histology books because of its focus on information that is pertinent to the understanding and diagnosis of pathological disease, leaving out the minute details that are often obscure and a barrier to learning and have little relevance to the daily practice of pathology. The objective of this edition is to provide updated information on the understanding of normal tissue, variations of normal, prepathological, and pathological conditions. While some chapters have little in the way of updated information (heart), other chapters detail significant changes that reflect the ever increasing knowledge of immunohistochemistry and normal variations. These changes are particularly evident in the bone marrow and prostate chapters, with minor updates noted in other chapters, such as the breast.
Audience: Written by pathologists for pathologists, this book will be a useful resource for pathologists at all levels of training in all subspecialties.
Features: Organized by organ systems, the book covers the normal histology for each tissue type from a pathologist's perspective, evaluating the pertinent histological details that aid in understanding pathological processes. Each chapter is organized in a similar fashion: a table at the beginning summarizes the topics it covers, listing page numbers, allowing for a quick reference. A short introduction briefly highlights the importance of the normal histological structure to pathological conditions. This may be followed by embryological or historical information, discussed in greater detail when pertinent to the pathological understanding of the tissue (kidney), but omitted when it would be of little benefit (gallbladder). Tables, section headings, and charts have been updated from the third edition, with a more pleasing structure that is also easier to read. Many tables summarize detailed information in a concise manner that makes it much easier to comprehend and, where necessary, have been updated, such as in the bone marrow chapter, to emphasize advances in immunohistochemistry in evaluating normal and pathological conditions. The illustrations are of high quality, with detailed captions and identifying markers. The incidental findings and artifacts commonly encountered in biopsy specimens that can be confusing and time consuming when interpreting slides are covered particularly well; these are often omitted from other books. Small artistic changes could improve the look and use of the book. The table of contents uses a different histological illustration for each chapter; this illustration could have been carried throughout the entire book, with section headings displaying the illustration for that chapter rather than using the same graphic for all chapters. In the same vein, color coding for each chapter along the page edges could help when moving from chapter to chapter, so that the chapter color in the table of contents could be quickly identified and quickly referenced. A glossary, with commonly used histological and pathological terms for tissue description would also be a valuable tool, especially when comparing growth patterns (glandular, trabecular, syncytial) that separate different tissue types.
Assessment: Normal histology is the foundation for diagnosing disease. A histology book focused on bridging the gap between histology and pathology is a much-needed resource for pathologists. This fourth edition provides updated information on the incremental advances in our understanding of immunohistochemistry and variations of normal tissue, which certainly warrants a new edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451113037
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 8/22/2012
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1328
  • Sales rank: 339,806
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.20 (d)

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