General and Systematic Pathology progresses from a review of general pathology principles and disease mechanisms through detailed discussions of the pathologic entities associated with each organ system. Nearly 700 full-colour photographs and pathology slides bring the content to life. This new edition reflects the latest discoveries in cellular and molecular pathology with extensive updates, and bonus online access via www.studentconsult.com includes self-assessment material and illustrated clinical case studies.
Underwood’s pathology is a very concise and yet full guide through the
progression of diseases. It is fantastic for PBL because it gives you a basic
pathological outline and explains the technical terminology as it goes. It uses
some good clear flow diagrams and very memorable pictures to hammer the point
home. I find it has a perfect level of detail for first and second year. Histological
changes in tissues are also included which cuts down on research time. It also
finds space to include other aspects of illness such as aetiology and recent
advances in the field.
The layout into pathologies of each body system makes the book easy to use effectively. Any time where there is reference made to another part of the book a page number is provided. The index is well detailed and accurate.
It is very easy to read as the sentences are short and to the point, and paragraphs broken up by tables and diagrams. - Medical Student, University of Glasgow
- Contents perfectly matches needs on medical students.
- Very clinical approach matches integrated courses.
- Extensive International Advisory Board validates contents.
- Each organ system chapter begins with a brief review of normal structure and function, emphasizing aspects that are important to an understanding of the subsequently discussed disease processes.
- Offers a superb collection of clinical photographs, histopathology images, and graphics, approximately 700 in all, that richly depict the appearance of both healthy and diseased tissues.
New to this Edition
- New co-editor, Dr Simon Cross.
- Structure of chapters revised to make the book much easier to use during courses that are problem- or case-based.
- Several new contributors and re-written chapters.
- Expanded International Advisory Board.
Table of Contents
- Part 1: Basic Pathology:
Introduction to Pathology. Characteristics. Classification and Incidence of Disease. Genetic and Environmental Causes of Disease. Diagnostic Pathology in Clinical Practice.
- Part 2: Disease Mechanisms:
Disorders of Growth. Differentiation and Morphogenesis. Response to Cellular Injury. Disorders of Metabolism and Homeostasis. Ischaemia. Infarction and Shock. Immunology and Immunopathology. Inflammation. Carcinogenesis and Neoplasia. Aging and Death.
- Part 3: Systematic Pathology:
Cardiovascular System. Respiratory Tract. Alimentary System. Liver. Biliary System and Exocrine Pancreas. Endocrine System. Breast. Female Genital Tract. Male Genital Tract. Kidneys and Urinary Tract. Lymph Nodes. Thymus and Spleen. Blood and Bone Marrow. Skin. Osteoarticular and Connective Tissues. Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems.
By James C. E. Underwood, MD, FRCPath, FRCP, FMedSci, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK and Simon S. Cross, MD, FRCPath, Senior Lecturer, Department of Pathology, University of Sheffield Medical School