Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology / Edition 2

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Designed to complement Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th Edition and Robbins Basic Pathology, 9th Edition, the full-color Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology offers more than 1,500 outstanding illustrations that vividly depict the most common diseases covered in pathology courses and USMLE exams. It's a quick visual reference or review for students and professionals alike.

  • Quickly compare gross, microscopic, and radiologic images with examples of normal organs and tissues.
  • Review just the key information you need to know with help from extensive legends that provide convenient summarizations.
  • Understand the correlation between pathology and clinical history, physical exam findings, and clinical laboratory tests.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at Student Consult.
  • Visualize key pathologic findings with crystal clarity through over 400 new or updated images.
  • Study effectively with this unique companion product! All chapters have been reviewed and revised to reflect the new content found in Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th Edition (ISBN: 978-1-4557-2613-4).
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven Tenny, BS (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This atlas of pathology provides a pictorial panorama of pathologies explored in Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th edition, Kumar et al. (Elsevier, 2010), and includes more than 100 additional images compared to the 2006 edition.
Purpose: It provides the needed additional visual examples of diseases presented in the other Robbins books. This is accomplished through a collection of over 1,500 full-color photomicrographs, gross pictures, and radiographic images.
Audience: Medical students in pathology courses and preparing to take the USMLE are the intended audience.
Features: The color photomicrographs, gross pictures, and radiographic images with explanations cover many of the more commonly tested pathologies. The atlas is conveniently organized with one organ system per chapter. Many chapters start with a few review images of normal tissue and structures, and most images are well labeled, highlighting the important aspects to recognize. Each image's accompanying text summarizes the visual findings and offers an extra tidbit or two about the pathology without a full explanation of the disease state. Astute readers will recognize a few important disease omissions and find a few suboptimal images. Some images are unlabeled and the area of interest may not be quickly apparent to beginning learners.
Assessment: Overall, this second edition represents a slight upgrade from the first edition, with a fair set of review images which encompass a sufficient collection so that undergraduates and medical students should be able to recognize the majority of images of pathology for a pathology course or on the USMLE. The atlas is suitable for visual students who use the main text and wish to have more visual reinforcement. The limited scope, omissions, and overall lower image quality prevent it from replacing a good histology textbook and limits its use in the undergraduate and medical student realm.
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Reviewed by Dr. Clair Evans SpR, Dept. of Histopathology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, on behalf of The Royal College of Pathologists –, October 2006

This is a new addition to the Pathologic Basis of Disease series of books. With an attractive purple and blue coloured cover and is 529 pages long. The book is divided into 20 chapters that are said to closely follow the second unit of the seventh edition of the ‘big Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease and the Basic Pathology textbooks. One may ask why an atlas is needed to compliment such a comprehensive predominantly undergraduate text. The author states in the preface that ‘the majority of students are ‘visual’ learners and readily take advantage of visual study material’ this book therefore is said to provide ‘even more examples of disease processes in a visual format’. The aim of the book is also to provide a greater clinicopathological correlation of disease processes by including photographs of patients, radiographs and gross anatomical specimens as well as the histology.

So, is this book needed or helpful and would I buy a copy? This book definitely complements the Pathologic Basis of Disease series. It provides some useful clinical and radiological images which serve as a good aide memoir when looking at the histology and learning about the disease processes. The Pathological Basis of Disease series of books are regarded by most histopathology trainees to be superior to other general pathology texts for undergraduates and junior histopathology trainees. It is not comprehensive enough to replace a pure histology text.

However, with the current paucipathology undergraduate medical curricula currently in fashion, this would be a good atlas to use with any general pathology textbook. I would even recommend to those pathologists who still bravely volunteer to give undergraduate tutorials to take this book along with them. I think that books like this definitely have a place in the problem based learning setting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437701708
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/24/2009
  • Series: Robbins Pathology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Professor and Academic Administrator, Department of Pathology, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Blood vessels 1
Ch. 2 The heart 25
Ch. 3 Red blood cell disorders 57
Ch. 4 Hematopathology 69
Ch. 5 The lung 97
Ch. 6 Head and neck 139
Ch. 7 The gastrointestinal tract 153
Ch. 8 The liver and biliary tract 195
Ch. 9 The pancreas 221
Ch. 10 The kidney 229
Ch. 11 The lower urinary tract 265
Ch. 12 The male genital tract 275
Ch. 13 The female genital tract 291
Ch. 14 The breast 333
Ch. 15 The endocrine system 349
Ch. 16 The skin 369
Ch. 17 Bones, joints, and soft tissue tumors 403
Ch. 18 Peripheral nerve and skeletal muscle 433
Ch. 19 The central nervous system 445
Ch. 20 The eye 493
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