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Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (7th Ed) by V. Kumar et al.

Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, Seventh Edition 



  • Vinay Kumar 
  • Nelso Fausto
  • Abul Abbas


  • Hardcover: 1552 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 7 edition (July 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0721601871
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.48 pounds

Book Description 

First Prize (Basic and Clinical Sciences), 2005 BMA Awards
Through six editions, Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease has been the leading textbook in its field. No other resource has been able to match its outstanding coverage of pathophysiology and disease. Now renamed Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, the new, 7th Edition of this classic text delivers a host of improvements that make it an even clearer choice for students and practitioners!

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Book Info

Harvard Medical School, Boston. Brandon/Hill Medical List first-purchase and minimal-core selection. Comprehensive reference for pathologists, residents, and students. Previous edition: c1994. Colorful format with full-color illustrations, new chapters and updated clinical information. DNLM: Pathology. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.  

About the Author(s)

Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; Nelson Fausto, MD, Chairman, Department of Pathology University School of Medicine, Seattle, WA; and Abul K. Abbas, MD, MBBS, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 



THE path book for ppl who don't mess around!, February 20, 2005

If your pathology lecture handouts look like this:
"toxoplasma - immunocompromised host - cardiac transplant"
and you are thinking, "What causes what? Can professors use verbs?"
then this may be the book for you.

I found myself in the situation of requiring more explanation, and R&C PBD fits the bill.

- Thorough (at over 1500 pages, it better be!).
- Readable - I noticed that people disagreed on this point. No, it is not "fun" to read, but I think it is as good as you can get. The text does not assume that you have mastered the previous chapters, it provides explanation throughout, making it possible to open it anywhere and still understand what is going on.
- Summary tables, nice photos, clear diagrams - could maybe use more of them.

- It's enormous! of course, that's a problem with the subject, not the book. I guess you have to ask yourself if you can set aside the time and concentration to get through it, if not, purchase BRS pathology. (Tip: if the weight of a 1500-pg. book bothers you, get the binding removed at a copy shop and carry the currently relevant pages)
- No study questions - I recommend its Review of Pathology companion with 1100+ questions for ample board review.

Good luck, you hardcore path master!


Rating: 3.7 | Added on: 16 Nov 2006

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