Muir's Textbook of Pathology, Fourteenth Edition
Edited by David Levison, Robin Reid, Alistair D Burt, David J. Harrison, Stewart Fleming
CRC Press – 2008 – 584 pages
First published in 1924, Muir's Textbook of Pathology has set a standard in this subject by linking the scientific aspects that underlie pathological processes, relating these to pathological changes specific to the various organ systems, and placing it all in context for students of clinical medicine and surgery. Subsequent editions have retained this popular approach, while introducing novel concepts and taking into account the evolution in the teaching of general pathology that has occurred.
This fully-revised fourteenth edition maintains its clearly defined and easy-to-follow structure and includes new photographs and explanatory line diagrams, all in full color. It also retains its applicability to both systems-based and problem-based undergraduate courses. Focusing on core material presented in sufficient detail, this book is a key text for students and has significant appeal for pathology trainees.
Divided into two main sections, the text opens with a series of introductory chapters on the mechanisms of general pathology before progressing to a discussion of pathology in relation to specific body systems. The emphasis on the clinical application of pathology is enhanced in this new edition through the use of clinical case studies that relate pathological mechanisms to patients, problems, and prognoses. Useful directions for further inquiry are suggested by the special study topics that appear in each chapter, while other reader-friendly aids enhance the value of the text during exam preparation.
Medical students new to the topic and postgraduates looking for a ready reference to the subject will find the 14th edition of Muir's Textbook of Pathology an invaluable tool during study and in clinical practice.
"With this new edition, Muir remains an excellent, modestly priced textbook of pathology that will serve the student as a reference through the clinical years and beyond."
"a modern, student-friendly book that would be well worth considering for any student looking for a textbook on pathology … a good index, plentiful pictures and information in small, signposted, easily understood bits."
SECTION 1- MECHANISMS OF DISEASE: CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR
1 Applications of pathology
2 Normal cellular functions, disease and immunology
3 Clinical genetics
4 Cell injury, inflammation and repair
5 Cancer and benign tumours
SECTION 2 - SYSTEMIC PATHOLOGY
6 The cardiovascular system
7 The respiratory system
8 The lymphorecticular system and bone marrow
9 The gastrointestinal system
10 The liver, biliary tract and pancreas
11 The central nervous system and the eye
12 The locomotor system
13 The kidneys and urinary tract
14 The female reproductive system
15 The breast
16 The male reproductive system
17 The endocrine System
18 The skin
Senior Editor: David A Levison MD FRCPath, Professor of Pathology, University of Dundee, and Honorary Consultant Pathologist, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
Senior Editor: Robin Reid BSc MBChB FRCPath, Consultant Pathologist, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pathology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Alastair D Burt BSc(Hons) MBChB MD(Hons) FRCPath FI Biol, Professor of Pathology and Dean of Clinical Medicine, Newcastle University, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
David J Harrison BSc(Hons) Ed MBChB Ed MD MRCPath FRCPath, Professor of Pathology and Director of the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Stewart Fleming MBChB BSc(Hons) MD(Hons) FRCPath, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK