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General and Systematic Pathology: with STUDENT CONSULT Access, 5e [Paperback]

James C. E. Underwood MD FRCPath FRCP FMedSci Professor , Simon S Cross MD FRCPath Dr.
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11 May 2009 0443068887 978-0443068881 5

"One of the things that I have found most useful in the textbook is the inclusion of summary boxes which help to point out the key messages of each of the chapters...a really great way to test my knowledge at the end of a chapter and ensure that I hadn't missed any of the key points." (Medical Student Review)

General and Systematic Pathology progresses from a review of general pathology principles and disease mechanisms through detailed discussions of the pathologic entities associated with each organ system. Nearly 700 full-colour photographs and pathology slides bring the content to life. This new edition reflects the latest discoveries in cellular and molecular pathology with extensive updates.

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  • Paperback: 872 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 5 edition (11 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0443068887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0443068881
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 4.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Underwood's pathology is a very concise and yet full guide through the progression of diseases. It is fantastic for PBL because it gives you a basic pathological outline and explains the technical terminology as it goes. It uses some good clear flow diagrams and very memorable pictures to hammer the point home. I find it has a perfect level of detail for first and second year. Histological changes in tissues are also included which cuts down on research time. It also finds space to include other aspects of illness such as aetiology and recent advances in the field. The layout into pathologies of each body system makes the book easy to use effectively. Any time where there is reference made to another part of the book a page number is provided. The index is well detailed and accurate. It is very easy to read as the sentences are short and to the point, and paragraphs broken up by tables and diagrams. - Medical Student, University of Glasgow


"This is the definitive UK textbook of pathology...The range of coverage provided by Underwood and Cross in general and systematic pathology is excellent...This new edition of Underwood and Cross expands on previous success and cements its postition as the market leader for undergraduate UK pathology and in curricula worldwide based on the UK system." The Bulletin, January 2010

About the Author

James Underwood is the Professor of Pathology at the University of Sheffield, UK, and a Consultant Histopathologist. For over 30 years, James has enjoyedthe challenge of teaching pathology to students of medicine, dentistry and related subjects, while diagnosing disease in the living and the dead and researching into its causes.

James graduated in medicine and started his career in pathology in London before going to Sheffield. During his early career he held a research fellowship from the Medical Research Council and in the early 1980s he had a sabbatical in Australia. His main interests arein breast cancer and chronic inflammatory liver disease. James is currently Vice-President of the Royal College of Pathologists, President of the BritishDivision of the International Academy of Pathology, and Editor of "Histopathology", a monthly journal. He was, of course, delighted to be declared a Winner at the Royal Society of Medicine's Book Awards 2000 for the third edition of "General and Systematic Pathology".

His main interest outside work is leisure! But he also enjoys strenuous walks with his family in wet, wild and windy places, and he has a passionate interest in music. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile investment... 21 Jun 2004
By A Customer
As the title suggests, it starts with the basic principles of pathology and then goes through each system, covering enough detail without being too overbearing. There are loads of good quality colour photos, with the compulsory gory allocation a pathology book has to have! The text not only covers pathological details but relevant physiology, aetiology and clinical features. It's useful throughout medical school life and is definitely one to recommend. Overall, a worthwhile investment!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A very detailed and well structured text on pathology. Written by the professor of pathology at Sheffield - it pretty much covers everything on the pathology curriculum here. The introductory chapters are also very useful and include such topics as the causation of disease etc. Very descriptive and very well written. You will need to supplement this with a good clinical medicine book (such as kumar and clark) to simplify things a little!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent terminolgy and diagramatic help. 30 Sep 2000
By A Customer
I think the book is good because it takes you on a journey from basic levels of understanding to more advanced. It does not cloud you with heavy terminology and explains pathology adequately to get a good understanding of the subject. For undergraduate students more key questions would have been welcome.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource for the student nurse. 24 Feb 2010
By L, Gray
I am currently a student nurse, this book provides much more detail than I need for my current undergraduate programme. It is very informative and accessable.

My conclusion is, for the purposes of nursing this book is excellent and will be useful long after more basic books have been discarded. It is logically arranged and well written.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An essential Pathology book 28 Mar 2003
By A Customer
I was amazed by this book. It enables a detailed, and often monotonous, subject to come alive and become interesting. With full colour pictures, this book brings pathology to life and is essential to all medical students who really want to know pathology. It manages to strike the balance between detailed knowledge and overload, and doesn't manage to bore the reader. I strongly recommend this book as an adjunct to your lecture notes.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 50:50 29 Jun 2002
as a third year medical student, i found that on the whole, this book was not that useful. although it is fairly accurate and complete in certain areas, some topics are very superficially covered.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for a sibling 4 May 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm assured this was a most useful text book hence the score. Check it out medics you may find it useful.
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An excellently written book, but just not enough detail for the second year of medicine at Keele University Medical School.
However, it is good if you are looking for a quick overview on your kindle (other E readers are of course available...) during pbl.
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