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Wheater's Basic Pathology: A Text, Atlas and Review of Histopathology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 5

Wheater's Basic Pathology: A Text, Atlas and Review of Histopathology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 5

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Wheater's Basic Pathology: A Text, Atlas and Review of Histopathology, 5th Edition, by Barbara Young, BSc, Med Sci(Hons), PhD, MB, BChir, MRCP, FRCPA, Geraldine O'Dowd, BSc(Hons), MBChB(Hons), FRCPath and William Stewart, BSc (Hons), MBChB, PhD, DipFMS, FRCPath is a pathology resource that offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject first by covering fundamental pathological processes and then addressing the common diseases encountered in systems pathology. Hundreds of high-quality images illustrate the essential features of pathology and make it easy to make definitive comparisons to your own lab samples, while concise captions enable you to quickly and easily understand key points. New online access via Student Consult further enhances your study of the material with additional valuable content including USMLE-style questions and much more. Wheater's Basic Pathology is an excellent companion resource for users of Wheater's Functional Histology, Wheater's Review of Histology, and Basic Pathology, or Robbins and Cotran Pathology Flash Cards.

  • Offers discussions of basic pathological processes as well as coverage of common diseases encountered in systems pathology for a complete review.
  • Includes comprehensive updates, with relevant molecular pathology issues explained in the context of the clinical presentation, the treatment implications, and the underlying pathological processes
  • Presents nearly 650 images of the highest quality that vividly and clearly illustrate the essential features of pathology and enable you to make definitive comparisons to your own lab views.
  • Features concise text that distills basic and complex information into a coherent explanation to help you understand key points quickly and easily.
  • Provides keys to the lettering in images at the bottom of each page, saving you time in reviewing figures.
  • Serves as a companion text to Wheater’s Functional Histology, 5th Edition, offering a comparison of normal histology with the pathological changes in disease.
  • Features a short review section at the end of each chapter covering the key point of the chapter in brief form for the perfect pairing of reference and review.
  • Includes online access to Student Consult where you'll find the complete text and illustrations from the book, fully searchable • and additional USMLE-style questions for self assessment
  • Provides additional colored text boxes with clinical-pathological correlations that explain the relevance of the pathological processes underlying common diseases and their complications.


  • Features online access to Evolve Resources including a high-resolution image bank with all the illustrations, figures and tables from the book, and a test bank.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780443067976
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 12/15/2009
Series: Wheater's Histology and Pathology Series
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Geraldine O’Dowd is a Consultant Diagnostic Pathologist for Lanarkshire NHS Board and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow, Glasgow. Geraldine lead the author team on the most recent edition of Wheater’s Pathology, as well as being both a previous author on the 5th edition of that title and an author on the 6th edition of Wheater’s Functional Histology

Table of Contents

Preface to the fifth edition vii

Preface to the first edition viii

Acknowledgements ix

Dedication x


  1. Introduction 2
  2. Acute inflammation, hearing and repair 12
  3. Chronic inflammation 27
  4. Infections of histological importance 37
  5. Amyloidosis 54
  6. Disorders of growth 59
  7. Dysplasia and neoplasia 65
  8. Atherosclerosis 86
  9. Thrombosis and embolism 95
  10. Infarction 103

  12. Cardiovascular system 112
  13. Respiratory system 126
  14. Gastrointestinal system 140
  15. Liver and pancreaticobiliary system 164
  16. Urinary system 177
  17. Lymphoid and haematopoietic systems 197
  18. Female reproductive system 216
  19. Breast 236
  20. Male reproductive system 246
  21. Endocrine system 254
  22. Skin 266
  23. Bone and soft tissues 281
  24. Nervous system 298

Appendix 1 — Notes on commonly used staining methods 316

Appendix 2 — Glossary of Pathological Terms 318

Index 323

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