Pocket Companion to Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease / Edition 8

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This Pocket Companion to Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Edition offers rapid, portable access to the most important pathology facts and concepts. Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD, Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath, Nelson Fausto, MD, Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, and Jon Aster, MD assemble all of the key data and principles of pathology in a concise, at-a-glance format and fit them into your pocket for quick reference anytime. The result is a superb source for quick answers and an efficient review tool on any aspect of pathology.

  • Assembles all of the key data and principles you need to know for exams and rotations.
  • Presents information in a concise, at-a-glance format.
  • Fits into your pocket, for a convenient reference any time.
  • Offers abundant page references to the parent text, making additional information easy to find.
  • Completely updated to reflect the latest knowledge and techniques across all areas of pathology.

This pocket-sized resource offers rapid, portable access to the most important facts and concepts from Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Edition

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer:Jason Swink(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description:This is an update of a pocket reference to the Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. The previous edition was published in 1999.
Purpose:Three goals are presented in the preface: to facilitate the reading and comprehension of the more detailed presentations in the parent book by providing introductory overviews along with relevant page numbers referenced to the main text; to help students identify the core material that requires their primary attention; to serve as a useful tool for the review of a large body of information. These are worthy objectives, and the book meets them.
Audience:This book was written for medical students and residents. It is not targeted at any particular specialty. The authors are unquestionably authorities in the education of pathology.
Features:This pocket companion has a title long enough to foreshadow the mass of information in this physically small book. The authors have taken on the challenge of condensing the entire subject of pathology and they have succeeded, striking a balance between the small size and complete information. At more than 700 pages, and with small print, this is not the cursory overview implied by the term "Pocket Companion." It does, however, provide a great deal of information in a well-organized format. It matches the main text, chapter for chapter, with 20 to 30 pages dedicated to each 40 to 50-page chapter in the big book. There are certain uses for which the book might not be ideal. It simply has too much information to be used as an introduction to pathology, or aboard prep resource for medical students. With this density of information, there is no reason for a medical student to bypass the main text for this pocket companion. With that said, there is a valuable use for this book. It is a wonderful resource to be used in a clinical setting. The portability, as well as the 80-page index, make it easy to carry and easy to find information. It doesn't sacrifice information, just print size and page thickness. Each section on a particular disease is intuitively laid out, with a nice flow. Each section includes page numbers for the main text, which might be of limited value. A person using the pocket companion as a portable reference would have to write down this page number for later use, which probably will not be necessary, since the main text has a comprehensive index of its own. To summarize, this pocket companion is a huge book in a small dense package. It has more information than a typical pocket book, and in fact probably has more information than a fair number of pathology textbooks. It will be a useful tool for clinicians who want complete pathology information at their fingertips.
Assessment:This book can only be compared with the others of its own series. It is of the same quality, just a more compact format.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416054542
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/22/2011
  • Series: Robbins Pathology
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 330,571
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

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Table of Contents

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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