Revised and updated with the latest data in the field, Essentials of Human Disease, Second Edition is a consolidated and modified version of the very successful An Introduction to Human Disease, now in its Ninth Edition. This book is designed for students who have limited time to master basic disease concepts. It covers the essential structural and functional characteristics of common and important diseases, as well as the principles of diagnosis and treatment.
The book is organized into two main sections. The first section deals with general concepts and with diseases affecting the body as a whole. The second section considers the various organ systems and their diseases. Each chapter begins with learning objectives, followed by a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the organ system discussed, then a systematic survey of the pathology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and principles of treatment of the diseases covered.
Features & Benefits
- Tables are used to reinforce and summarize material in the text, such as essential features of bacterial, fungus, and parasitic diseases, characteristics of the various types of congenital heart disease, and principles of diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks.
- Updated with the latest data on AIDS and HIV
- New material on renal transplantation.
- Includes the latest Adult BMI calculations and tables
- "A Closer Look" boxes discuss important physicians and scientists who contributed to the diagnosis or treatment of specific diseases as well as other interesting facts related to human disease.
- End-of-chapter material includes multiple-choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank exercises, as well as critical thinking questions.
- The Companion Website, included with every new copy of the text, includes: an anatomy & physiology review, chapter outlines, interactive flashcards, crossword puzzles, practice quizzes, and more.
- Instructor resources include: PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, Test Bank, and answers to end-of-chapter questions.
This is an ideal primary text for coures in pathology, pathophysiology, or human disease in biology, nursing, allied health, and health education departments.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 General Concepts of Disease
Chapter 2 Genes, Chromosomes, Cells, and Tissues
Chapter 3 Inflammation and Repair
Chapter 4 Immunity, Hypersensitivity, Allergy, and Autoimmune Diseases
Chapter 5 Pathogenic Microorganisms, Fungi, and Animal Parasites
Chapter 6 Comunicable Diseases
Chapter 7 Congenital and Hereditary Diseases
Chapter 8 Tumors
Chapter 9 Blood Coagulation Abnormalities and Circulatory Disturbances
Chapter 10 The Cardiovascular System
Chapter 11 The Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Systems
Chapter 12 The Respiratory System
Chapter 13 The Breast and Female Reproductive System
Chapter 14 Prenatal Development and Diseases Associated with Pregnancy
Chapter 15 The Urinary and Male Reproductive Systems
Chapter 16 The Liver, Biliary System, and Pancreas
Chapter 17 The Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 18 Nutrition and Disease
Chapter 19 Fluids and Electrolytes
Chapter 20 The Endocrine System
Chapter 21 The Nervous System
Chapter 22 The Musculoskeletal System
About the Authors
Leonard Crowley, MD-late of Century College, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview
Dr. Leonard Crowley was an experienced physician and educator based in the Minnesota twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. He had a broad background in both the practice of medicine and the education of nursing students and undergraduate students in allied health professions, as well as medical students and graduate students in health related professions. Dr. Crowley received a M.Sc. degree from Ohio State University and an M.D. degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Following graduation he received additional training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Presbyterian Hospital in New York, and at Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. He held faculty appointments in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Vermont and Ohio State University, and in the Department of Family Practice and Community Health and in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota. He was also an Honorary Medical Staff Physician at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His most recent faculty appointment was in the Biology Department at Century College where he was actively involved in teaching undergraduate students in various health-related subjects, including his very popular course dealing with human disease pathophysiology, pathology, clinical manifestations, and principles of treatment.
Dr. Crowley's interest in undergraduate teaching dates back to his early experience teaching nursing students at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York when he was a resident physician in the Department of Pathology. He combined his interest in undergraduate teaching with his medical practice throughout his professional career.