From the reviews of the sixth edition:
“It is intended for practicing pathologists as well as obstetricians and gynecologists, but because of its detailed description of pathophysiology, it also can serve as a resource for professionals in clinical research. … This is by far the most comprehensive resource in this field. This book has great value for both pathologists with exposure to examination of the placenta and obstetrician/gynecologists who use the reports for management of their patients.” (Raquel K. Walsh Jahnke, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)
From the Back Cover
Pathology of the Human Placenta remains the most comprehensive and authoritative text in the field. It provides extensive information on the normal placenta, encompassing physiology, metabolism, and endocrinology, and covers placental diseases in great detail. The conditions discussed include shape aberrations, villous alterations and maldevelopment, erythroblastosis fetalis and hydrops fetalis, transplacental hemorrhage, fetal storage disorders, diverse maternal diseases, and infectious diseases. Further chapters are devoted to abortions, molar pregnancies, trophoblastic neoplasms, benign tumors, and multiple pregnancies. Legal considerations are carefully explored, and this new edition also includes a completely new chapter on artificial reproductive technology. In other respects, too, the book has been extensively revised and expanded, with wide-ranging updates that reflect the most recent progress in the field. Some 800 illustrations are included, many of them in color. The detailed index has been further improved and tables updated. Pathology of the Human Placenta will be of enormous value to pathologists and obstetrician-gynecologists alike.