Description: This atlas presents gross and microscopic images of various diseases with many normal organs and radiological correlations.
Purpose: It is designed to complement Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th edition, Kumar et al. (Elsevier, 2015), and this objective is met, for the most part. The online content is superb and makes the book easily accessible.
Audience: The audience appears to be medical students who are visual learners. This is a good resource to help students excel in their USMLE exams. I also would recommend it for first-year pathology residents as a good start.
Features: The atlas follows the chapter outline of the main textbook. The best feature of this atlas is that the key gross and histological features are highlighted by symbols placed within the images to guide readers to the landmarks that are detailed in the corresponding description.
Assessment: The vast majority of the photos are of excellent quality, and the few lines of description next to the pictures provide a high-yield summary of what you need to know about the basic histological features of the disease. The pairing of the book with website resources is a distinct advantage for users.