Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 8

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One of the best-selling medical textbooks of all time, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease is the one book that nearly all medical students purchase, and is also widely used by physicians worldwide. A "who's who" of pathology experts delivers the most dependable, current, and complete coverage of today's essential pathology knowledge. At the same time, masterful editing and a practical organization make mastering every concept remarkably easy. Online access via Student Consult includes self-assessment and review questions, interactive case studies, downloadable images, videos, and a virtual microscope that lets you view slides at different magnifications. The result remains the ideal source for an optimal understanding of pathology.

• Offers the most authoritative and comprehensive, yet readable coverage available in any pathology textbook, making it ideal for USMLE or specialty board preparation as well as for course work.
• Includes access to the complete contents online via Student Consult, along with self-assessment and review questions, over 100 interactive clinical case studies,videos, and a virtual microscope that lets users view slides at different magnifications.

• Delivers a state-of-the-art understanding of the pathologic basis of disease through completely updated coverage, including the latest cellular and molecular biology.
• Demonstrates every concept visually with over 1,600 full-color photomicrographs and conceptual diagrams - many revised for even better quality.
• Facilitates learning with an outstanding full-color, highly user-friendly design.

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  • Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Remarkably up to date…Provides the reader with a current understanding of disease mechanisms and deserves a place on the shelf of any health care professional, irrespective of specialty or level of training." - JAMA, review of previous edition

"Praiseworthy for the breadth and depth of its content and its ability to remain up to date. It serves the needs not only of the beginning student, the pathologist in training, but all practitioners of medicine with intellectual curiosity." - Modern Pathology, review of previous edition

"Bound to retain its standing as the definitive source for learning, or relearning, the principles of the pathologic basis of disease." - Advances in Anatomic Pathology, review of previous edition

"This book is even shorter than before. That isreally impressive. I cannot but admire this book, which I keep re-reading since I enteredPathology in 1966. Wow,it shows that even a first classbook can be improved – hard to believe but true.It is very readable and even funny in some places. The text is nicely laid out and the book looks less bulky than the previous edition. The illustrations are excellent. Even though the book is definitely for the new generations, I am sure that it will be welcomed by senior pathologists trying to keep up with the times – I doubt that I am theonly old timer eager tore-read it." - Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD, author of Pathology Secrets and Pathophysiology

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Ivan Damjanov, MD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This 7th edition of the well known textbook of pathology for medical students has been extensively revised and updated.
Purpose: This book was designed to provide students of medicine with a comprehensive textbook. Most students will buy it at the beginning of their sophomore year but will keep it on their shelves as a reference to which they will return later during their clinical studies. Most students will keep it as their primary source of pathology data for the rest of their professional life. The authors have masterfully met their objectives and have produced a modern textbook of pathology.
Audience: Although primarily prepared for medical students, this book will be used by residents in pathology as well. It is a must for all teachers of pathology and basic medical sciences and also should be on the library shelves reserved for the key textbooks. This edition has three editors, two of whom are new, replacing the founding editor, Dr. Robbins, and the previous lead editor, Dr. Cotran. All three editors have impeccable credentials as educators, scientists, and medical writers/editors.
Features: The book covers all major aspects of general and systemic pathology. The emphasis is on pathophysiology and clinical-pathologic correlations, but the morphologic aspects of pathology are also illustrated in more than sufficient detail with excellent color illustrations and conceptual drawings. The new editors have recruited several new contributors; thus the textbook that began in late 1950s as a single-author work has become truly multiauthored. However, since it was skillfully and meticulously edited, it reads as if it were still a single-authored text. I have not noticed any significant deficiencies. However, I do not think that most medical students will be able to read it cover to cover. I suspect that many of them will resort to the shorter version of the book, or read only the most important parts of each chapter.
Assessment: This is a brilliantly edited new edition of the best selling textbook of pathology. Essentially all the chapters have been updated and many were redesigned or significantly restructured. Advances in pathology, including the new discoveries made in the field of molecular pathology, are featured in almost all chapters. All illustrations are in color, and many of them are new. Combined with the numerous multicolored drawings, these figures complement the text and increase its didactic value. The references are up-to-date and well chosen. The layout and the graphic design are attractive. In its updated form, this book remains the leading U.S. pathology textbook. I predict that it will remain popular with students and professors alike.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416031215
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Series: Robbins Pathology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1464
  • Sales rank: 755,973
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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

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

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2007

    I love this book!

    This is a great book if Medical Pathology is totally confusing you in your M2 year since lectures aren't clear all the time. The explanations are clear and easy to understand. It is a great reference text especially if your school does case based learning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    Pathologic Basis of Disease

    Excellent text for a basic understanding of clinical pathology

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