Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology [NOOK Book]


Designed to complement Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Edition and Robbins Basic Pathology, 8th Edition, this full-color atlas offers more than 1,500 outstanding full-color illustrations that vividly depict the diseases you need to know for pathology courses and USMLE exams. A quick visual reference or review of material for students and professionals alike.

  • Includes gross, microscopic, and radiologic images correlated...
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Designed to complement Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th Edition and Robbins Basic Pathology, 8th Edition, this full-color atlas offers more than 1,500 outstanding full-color illustrations that vividly depict the diseases you need to know for pathology courses and USMLE exams. A quick visual reference or review of material for students and professionals alike.

  • Includes gross, microscopic, and radiologic images correlated with examples of normal organs and tissues for comparison.
  • Extensive legends summarize the key information you need to know.
  • Correlates pathology with clinical history, physical exam findings, and clinical laboratory tests.
  • A perfect study complement to Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology.
  • Includes many new and improved images.
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Editorial Reviews

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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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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455726837
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Series: Robbins Pathology
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • File size: 97 MB
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Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Blood Vessels

The Heart


Red Blood Cell Disorders

The Lung

Head and Neck

The Gastrointestinal Tract

The Liver and Biliary Tract

The Pancreas

The Kidney

The Lower Urinary Tract

The Male Genital Tract

The Female Genital Tract

The Breast

The Endocrine System

The Skin

Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissue Tumors

Peripheral Nerve and Skeletal Muscle

The Central Nervous System

The Eye
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