Rubin's Pathology: Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine / Edition 6

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The highly acclaimed foundation textbook Rubin's Pathology: Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine, now in its Sixth Edition, provides medical students with a lucid discussion of basic disease processes and their effects on cells, organs, and people. The streamlined coverage includes only what medical students need to know and provides clinical application of the chapter concepts. Icons signal discussions of pathogenesis, pathology, epidemiology, etiological factors, and clinical features. Rubin's Pathology is liberally illustrated with full-color graphic illustrations, gross pathology photos, and micrographs. The Sixth Edition is completely updated with expanded and revised content. A suite of exciting online tools for students includes a fully searchable e-text with all images, 140 interactive case studies, 1500 audio review questions, summary podcast lectures, and a selection of mobile flash cards for iPhone, iPod, and BlackBerry from the new Rubin's Pathology Mobile Flash Cards. Resources for faculty include a 600 question test generator and chapter outlines and objectives.

Widely acclaimed for its clinical approach to pathology and superb full-color illustrations, Rubin's Pathology is now in its Fifth Edition--with a new editorial team, fully updated chapters, enhanced illustrations, and a complete new suite of online supplements for students and faculty. This edition includes over 200 new full-color schematic drawings, photographs, and micrographs, and timely coverage of bioterrorism, emerging diseases, and stem cell research. A new design feature visually highlights the pathogenesis information on pathologic conditions to help students quickly locate and focus on this crucial material. A brand-new companion Website on the Point includes fully searchable text, interactive case studies, images, audio lectures, and teaching tools.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Anamarija M Perry, MD (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Description: The fifth edition of this classic textbook of pathology covers basic disease processes and specific organ pathology. The book is well illustrated, with numerous macroscopic and microscopic images, as well as tables, schematic diagrams, and illustrations in color. The fourth edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: It was conceived as a basic text and reference for medical students taking a classic pathology course. It can be also used in integrated courses that have recently become so popular in U.S. medical schools.
Audience: This book is primarily written for medical students who are studying pathology. However, residents in pathology as well as practicing pathologists will find it useful, especially those who want to review basic disease principles and the basic tenets of pathology. The book could be used by students in the allied health professions, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy.
Features: The first nine of the book's 30 chapters deal with basic disease processes, and the remaining chapters are dedicated to organ systems' pathology. Significant advances in the understanding of basic pathophysiologic processes are incorporated into revised chapters on both general and specific organ pathology. New sections on proteasomal degradation, stem cells, diabetes, obesity, emerging infections, and agents of biowarfare have been added to this edition. This edition has new editors, and Dr. Emanuel Rubin, the original editor who oversaw the first four editions, now serves as a consulting editor. Several new contributors and associate editors have been recruited. For the first time, ancillary learning material is included with the textbook: audio questions, online text and illustrations, and case studies. The quality of most macroscopic and microscopic images is excellent. The artist-generated color illustrations also are extremely well done and aid in the understanding of the text. Comprehensive tables, especially the ones that integrate and compare major characteristics of certain diseases, are a very useful addition.
Assessment: This book remains one of the two major leading comprehensive U.S. textbooks of pathology. The fifth edition has been skillfully edited and updated. Overall, the material is presented in a very logical and systematic manner. All authors have followed the time-tested approach according to which all diseases are described including definition, pathogenesis, pathology, and clinical features. This structure, in addition to tables, excellent illustrations, and conceptual flow-charts or diagrams will facilitate the learning of pathology. The layout, including the extensive use of symbols, bullets, and sentential titles make the book very attractive to students. The book compares very favorably with Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 7th edition, Kumar et al. (Elsevier, 2005). Since it is written in a more colloquial fashion than Robbins and Cotran and, overall, it appears less intimidating, less dense, and more user friendly, it might be quite popular with many a student. It deserves its hard-earned prominent place among the basic textbooks of preclinical medicine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605479682
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Edition description: Sixth, North American Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1464
  • Sales rank: 1,056,707
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Cell Injury

David S. Strayer and Emanuel Rubin

CHAPTER 2: Inflammation

Hedwig S. Murphy

CHAPTER 3: Repair, Regeneration, and Fibrosis

Gregory C. Sephel and Jeffrey M. Davidson

CHAPTER 4: Immunopathology

Jeffrey S. Warren and David S. Strayer

CHAPTER 5: Neoplasia

David S. Strayer and Emanuel Rubin

CHAPTER 6: Developmental and Genetic Diseases

Stephen Peiper and David S. Strayer

CHAPTER 7: Hemodynamic Disorders

Bruce M. McManus, Michael F. Allard and Robert Yanagawa

CHAPTER 8: Environmental and Nutritional Pathology

David S. Strayer and Emanuel Rubin

CHAPTER 9: Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

David A. Schwartz

CHAPTER 10: Blood Vessels

Avrum L. Gottlieb and Amber Liu

CHAPTER 11: The Heart

Jeffrey E. Saffitz

CHAPTER 12: The Respiratory System

Mary Beth Beasley, William D. Travis and Emanuel Rubin

CHAPTER 13: The Gastrointestinal Tract

Raphael Rubin

CHAPTER 14: The Liver and Biliary System

Steven K. Herrine, Victor J. Navarro and Raphael Rubin

CHAPTER 15: The Pancreas

David S. Klimstra and Edward B. Stelow

CHAPTER 16: The Kidney

J. Charles Jennette

CHAPTER 17: The Lower Urinary Tract and Male Reproductive System

Ivan Damjanov and Peter A. McCue

CHAPTER 18: The Female Reproductive System

George L. Mutter, Jaime Prat and David A. Schwartz

CHAPTER 19: The Breast

Anna Marie Mulligan and Frances P. O’Malley

CHAPTER 20: Hematopathology

Riccardo Valdez, Mary M. Zutter, Alina Dulau Florea and Raphael Rubin

CHAPTER 21: The Endocrine System

Maria J. Merino and Martha Quezado

CHAPTER 22: Diabetes Mellitus

Kevin Jon Williams and Elias S. Siraj

CHAPTER 23: The Amyloidoses

Philip Hawkins and Robert Kisilevsky

CHAPTER 24: The Skin

Craig A. Storm and David E. Elder

CHAPTER 25: The Head and Neck

Diane L. Carlson and Bruce M. Wenig

CHAPTER 26: Bones and Joints

Roberto A. Garcia, Michael J. Klein and Alan L. Schiller

CHAPTER 27: Skeletal Muscle

Lawrence C. Kenyon

CHAPTER 28: The Nervous System

Gregory N. Fuller (Central Nervous System) 

J. Clay Goodman (Central Nervous System) 

Thomas W. Bouldin (Peripheral Nervous System)

CHAPTER 29: The Eye

Gordon K. Klintworth

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