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

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Reviewer: Paul St. Romain, BA (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is an update to the 2007 edition of this general pathology textbook.
Purpose: The goal of the editors is to help medical students learn what they need in order to practice patient care in the future, "without punishing students with superfluous information." The book does indeed come across as accessible and clinically oriented, and I know of many medical students who use it exclusively as their pathology text for this reason.
Audience: The editors point out that the book is not intended "to train bench scientists." Indeed, it occasionally reads more like a novel or newspaper article reporting on the key points of a particular disease than like a specialized textbook — certainly a positive reflection on the readability. The authors are mostly professors in pathology from prominent academic institutions in North America. However, in keeping with the clinical bent of the book, authors represent other disciplines as well, including surgery (shock), hepatology, and endocrinology.
Features: The book is organized into 10 chapters on general pathology and 19 chapters on organ system-based pathology (including an entire chapter on diabetes mellitus). Whenever a disease is discussed, paragraphs are divided according to pathology, clinical features, etiology, molecular pathogenesis, and epidemiology. Hence, students accustomed to color-coding these topics will have to find other gainful employment for their highlighters, which are no longer necessary. The gross and microscopic pictures are clear and high quality, although occasionally the images would be more helpful if they were more thoroughly labeled. On the other hand, the cartoon diagrams are fantastic — having just finished my MS3 surgery rotation, I found I couldn't stop admiring the elegant, big-picture presentations of "causes of GI bleeding" and "causes of GI obstruction."
Assessment: This is an excellent, clinically relevant pathology textbook for medical students. I am most familiar with Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th edition, Kumar et al. (Elsevier, 2010), the gold-standard general pathology textbook, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that Rubin's comes across as less technical and more clinically focused. The two books cover similar material; Robbins goes into more detail on molecular pathogenesis and pathologic features, while Rubin's spends more time and space on illustration and clinical features of diseases. Robbins does have a cleaner feel to it; occasionally the number of eye-catching illustrations in Rubin's can be distracting. The bottom line is that either book is complete enough to be adequate for medical school education, and the choice between the two will come down to student and instructor preference. Many medical students I know find Robbins too unapproachable and hence do not read it at all; I would urge them to give this book a try.
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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: 806,861
  • 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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