Thurlbeck's Pathology of the Lung / Edition 3

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Thurlbeck's cornerstone textbook and reference on pulmonary pathology returns in a brand new edition! Updated with the latest advances in the field, this book will help you:

  • Save time with all-inclusive coverage of neoplastic, non-neoplastic, infectious, occupational/environmental, and developmental pathologies
  • Learn how molecular biology provides a greater understanding of lung development
  • Gain new insights into the diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung disease *Find pertinent information on clinical features, epidemiology, and pathogenetic mechanisms of lung disease

Comprehensive in its scope and authoritative in its scholarship, Thurlbeck's Pathology of the Lung is a virtual one-volume encyclopedia written by a 'who's who'of specialists. It is the one text that no pathologist, pulmonologist, or resident in either specialty can afford to be without.

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Editorial Reviews

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This edition updates the second...Within chapters, topics and their corresponding sections and subsections are readily identified by means of an eye-catching combination of bulleting and boldface, underlined, and italicized text. The content is well written, concise, and easy to read; well organized tables summarize important concepts...well illustrated. This book has broad applicability and will be a valuable guide for subspecialists in chest medicine, as well as for pathologists, internists, and surgeons.—New England Journal of MedicineIt admirable feat that the editors of the recently released 3rd edition...were able to create a text that weighs in a few pages less than the preceding edition, yet is every bit as comprehensive. The editors of the latest edition have improved upon an already excellent text by streamlining it, condensing several related chapters into one where appropriate. ...Richly illustrated, detailed discussions of diseases... The thoroughness with which the chapter on occupational lung disease covers such a diverse group of indeed remarkable. The benefit of a multiauthored text such as this is that each chapter is authored by an individual or individuals with truly specialized expertise. ...The photomicrographs are beautiful examples of the diseases they depict. Where Thurlbeck's excels is in its rigorous exploration of all facets of pulmonary and pleural pathology by recognized authorities in the field. The topics are presented in a way that is remarkably as inviting for those just embarking on the study of pulmonary pathology as it is engaging for the more seasoned reader. Serious students of pulmonary pathology or those whose goal is to become one would do well to invest in this comprehensive resource on pulmonary pathology.—American Journal of Surgical PathologyWith the large number of excellent textbooks that currently address pulmonary pathology, one could question whether another text in this field is necessary. In the case of Thurlbeck's Pathology of the Lung, the answer is clearly and enthusiastically yes. This is the third edition of this now classic text, and, in my opinion, the best. The back cover refers to the text as the bible of pulmonary pathology...if by bible one means a source of truth that can be turned to repeatedly for new insights, then this metaphor is wholly appropriate. The list of contributing authors is a veritable Who's Who of pulmonary pathology. Each contributor is an internationally recognized expert in his or her field. The result is that each chapter is filled with a wealth of evidence-based information, and written in the voice and from the perspective of an established expert. The chapters on basic lung structure ought to be required reading for training in pulmonary pathology; I highly recommend it, for its content and clarity, to both practicing pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons. If I had only one text to recommend to others, or to pore over for my own delight, Thurlbeck's Pathology of the Lung would be the one.—Respiratory CareOne of the most in-depth books available in the field...geared most toward pulmonary pathologists...This new edition provides updated information to reflect the increasing knowledge and new classification systems in...pulmonary pathology. —Doody's Book Reviews
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Reviewer: Katie L Dennis, MD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive reference covering normal lung anatomy and development, and pathologic conditions, including cytology, specimen handling, and special techniques. This third edition contains multiple additions and updates to the previous edition, published 10 years ago, reflecting the increasing knowledge in areas such as molecular biology, infectious disease, and interstitial pneumonias.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide updated information and the most recent classification systems in accordance with the changes that have occurred in pulmonary pathology since the last edition was published. Increasing understanding, in the field of molecular biology in particular, and in changing classification systems necessitate the release of an updated edition to provide an accurate, up-to-date text, and this book succeeds in meeting those goals.
Audience: Although written primarily for pulmonary pathologists, the book is equally well suited for general pathologists, pulmonologists, and residents looking for a comprehensive reference.
Features: The book covers normal lung anatomy and development, including molecular pathology, specimen handling and special techniques, as well as pathologic conditions including infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and transplant pathology. This is a good source for in-depth information not found in other books, such as special techniques for fixing and examining tissue and comprehensive chapters on conditions typically diagnosed clinically, and thus only briefly mentioned in other pathology texts, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. There are a few pages of color plates, but the one minor shortcoming of the book is that the vast majority of pictures are black and white. Color illustrations and photomicrographs would have been a very helpful feature.
Assessment: This is one of the most in-depth books available in the field of pulmonary pathology, covering a broad scope of conditions in great detail. It will be very useful as a comprehensive reference, and is probably geared most toward pulmonary pathologists because of the level of detail, but is also a helpful reference for general pathologists, pulmonologists, and residents. Because the last edition was published 10 years ago, this new edition provides updated information to reflect the increasing knowledge and new classification systems in the field of pulmonary pathology.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588902887
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 6/8/2005
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1032
  • Sales rank: 1,099,764
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Pathology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The normal lung 1
Ch. 2 Lung growth and development 39
Ch. 3 Quantitative anatomy of the lung 85
Ch. 4 Lung biopsy, lung resection, and autopsy lung specimens : handling and diagnosis limitations 95
Ch. 5 Special techniques 109
Ch. 6 Pulmonary disorders in the neonate, infant, and child 119
Ch. 7 Bacterial infections of the lungs and upper airways 173
Ch. 8 Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections of the lung 219
Ch. 9 Viral infections of the respiratory tract 249
Ch. 10 Fungal diseases, including pneumocystis 283
Ch. 11 Protozoal and helminthic pulmonary disease 315
Ch. 12 Alveolar hemorrhage 331
Ch. 13 Pulmonary edema 345
Ch. 14 Adult respiratory distress syndrome 355
Ch. 15 Wegener's granulomatosis 371
Ch. 16 Churg-Strauss syndrome, microscopic polyangiitis, and other forms of pulmonary vasculitis 391
Ch. 17 Carcinoma of the lung 413
Ch. 18 Uncommon tumors of the lung 481
Ch. 19 Lymphoproliferative disorders 535
Ch. 20 Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias 563
Ch. 21 Other diffuse lung diseases 601
Ch. 22 Chronic airflow obstruction 675
Ch. 23 Lung transplant pathology 743
Ch. 24 Occupational lung disease 769
Ch. 25 Pulmonary vascular disease 863
Ch. 26 Diseases of the pleura 991
Ch. 27 Diagnostic lung cytology 1041
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