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Cells, Tissues, and Disease: Principles of General Pathology Hardcover – January 15, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0865423725 ISBN-10: 0865423725 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 974 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865423725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865423725
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.9 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,885,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"...the text is ideally suited to students of biomedical science, who will find it useful as a core textbook connecting pathology and the multiple biomedical science disciplines."

British Journal of Biomedical Science

"I found it hard to stop reading this book, because I enjoyed the prose, the style and the content so much. Important insights on each subject kept my anticipation high. This is a book I will come back to again and again. I will savor the opportunity to reread it - an unusual response to a medical textbook."

The New England Journal of Medicine

"This is an excellent monograph covering all aspects of general pathology...Its price represents excellent value for a text of this size and quality. I strongly recommend this book."

Journal of the Royal College of Pathologists, Australia

"This outstanding book fills a distinct void in the pathology literature...this book is a master work."

Human Pathology

"This is a well written and very thoughtful book, well illustrated and generously referenced..."

Histopathology

"Overall, as a non-pathologist, I found the text stimulating...it would certainly act as a rich source of inspiration for teaching biochemistry to pre-clinical medical students."

Biochemical Education

"This is a masterwork of a textbook written by a most inspiring teacher and his life companion. It should be read by all academic pathologists, but also by other clinicians and basic scientists involved in the education of medical students."

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From the Back Cover

Cells, Tissues, and Diseases is a highly readable introduction to the etiology, morphology, and mechanisms of disease. Chapters like "The Cell as Elementary Patient" and "How Cancer Kills" illustrate the authors' emphasis on clear, straightforward - though highly sophisticated - discussions of pathologic states. References ranging from fish markets to pate de fois gras reinforce the theme that disease can be seen in all walks of life, and serve to make the information relevant and interesting. Meticulously edited bibliographies provide both student and instructor a wealth of related sources.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tilde Broch Østborg on March 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I agree with the Nobel Laurate quoted on the back of this book, - It's hard to put down! Interesting, well structured, highly readable book on general pathology with focus on the basic unit; the cell. I'd recommend this book to anyone with an interest in pathology, and especially the curious student who wants to know more than what't needed to pass an exam! Best medical text book I've read so far!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cecil Fox on January 23, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Due in part to television, pathology holds a curious fascination for laymen and physicians alike. In medicine, pathologists always have the last word and frequently the first word. This humanistic treatment of pathology is appropriate reading for physicians, students, and broadly educated persons. It is immensely readable and with a gracious style that avoids the usual ghastly technical jargon of even the "best" pathology textbooks. It could be titled, "Pathologic Epistemology" or a "Thinking Man's Guide to the Human Species". Majno and his wife have returned to Virchow's maxim that disease happens in cells, the cells in tissues, the tissues in organs and the organs in people. If you think of yourself as literate this book will teach you about the inner you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Colebatch on August 29, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
First a disclaimer - this is a wonderful book, one of the finest textbooks of pathology ever written. Rather, my complaint is regarding the quality of the printing - the book I received is a facsimile (at full price) with poor elementary printing errors - badly done margins, poor quality pictures, and cheap paper - the whole book has a 'scanned-and-reprinted' look. Even if it were half price I would be dissatisfied by this shabby quality.

So if you want to buy this book (and I highly recommend it), buy it directly from the publisher or from somewhere else.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "riverblue_" on April 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is absolutely a great book. It has a lot of positive aspects: 1. easy to read 2. enough details 3. nice anecdotes which are written in smaller letters 4. easy to find what your looking for by bold, italic and underlined words 5. good table contents 6. good diagrams as well 7. at the end of each chapter a good summery
You may ask "If it's so good why 4 stars instead of 5?". Well, the pictures are in black and white. I like coloured books myself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patrick H. Nguyen on January 31, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I love this pathology book! While it can't completely replace the dictionary-like Robbins pathology text, this one shows you the big picture with just enough detail to fill in the blanks. The style of writing is very easy to read and there are plenty of fun anecdotes to reinforce the pathology concepts.

great book for medical school! use this to understand the pathology and for knowing what's important for step 1 and robbins to fill in the missing mediators and minute details for those that want to know everything. in addition, the way the material is presented, you will remember important details because of the quirky stories and illustrated history of how the researchers made their discoveries and insights.
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