Five years have passed since publication of the previous edition of
this classic text, and, as expected, numerous changes, in both format and
emphasis on disease mechanisms, are readily identified. In this multiauthored
text (25 contributors and three editors), pathologic and pathophysiologic
processes are demonstrated with a blending of textual material, gross and
microscopic photographs, line drawings and illustrations, flow charts, and
tables. (Some of the diagrams are so beautifully constructed that one can
gain an understanding of the essential mechanism involved just by studying
them without reference to the text.) The first third of the book is devoted
to the basic disease mechanisms—inflammation and infection, nutritional
disorders, neoplasia, genetics, cell injury and death, hemodynamic disorders—while
the remaining text applies these fundamental principles to the specific organs
and organ systems.
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