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Thurlbeck's Pathology of the Lung

Thurlbeck's Pathology of the Lung


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781588902887
Publication Date: June 2005

A cornerstone text in a new edition!

Thurlbeck's cornerstone textbook and reference on pulmonary pathology returns in a brand new edition! Updated with the latest advances in the field, this book will help you:

  • Save time with all-inclusive coverage of neoplastic, non-neoplastic, infectious, occupational/environmental, and developmental pathologies
  • Learn how molecular biology provides a greater understanding of lung development
  • Gain new insights into the diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung disease *Find pertinent information on clinical features, epidemiology, and pathogenetic mechanisms of lung disease

Comprehensive in its scope and authoritative in its scholarship, Thurlbeck's Pathology of the Lung is a virtual one-volume encyclopedia written by a ''who's who'' of specialists. It is the one text that no pathologist, pulmonologist, or resident in either specialty can afford to be without.

1. The Normal Lung (Kuhn/Wright)
2. Lung Growth and Development (De Paepe)
3. Quantitative Anatomy of the Lung (Wright/Thurlbeck)
4. Lung Biopsy, Lung Resection, and Autopsy Lung Specimens (Churg)
5. Special Techniques (Wright)
6. Pulmonary Diseases in the Neonate, Infant, and Child (Langston)
7. Bacterial Infections of the Lungs and Upper Airways (Procop/Tazelaar)
8. Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Infections of the Lung (Procop/Tazelaar)
9. Viral Infections of the Respiratory Tract (Procop/Tazelaar)
10. Fungal Diseases, Including Pneumocystis (Sobonya)
11. Protozoal and Helminthic Pulmonary Disease (Fraser)
12. Alveolar Hemorrhage (Yousem)
13. Pulmonary Edema (Hogg)
14. Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Wright)
15. Wegener’s Granulomatosis (Yousem)
16. Churg-Strauss Syndrome, Microscopic Polyangiitis, and (Churg)
17. Carcinoma of the Lung (Cagle)
18. Uncommon Tumors of the Lung (Tazelaar)
19. Lymphoproliferative Disorders (Nicholson)
20. Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias (Myers)
21. Other Diffuse Lung Diseases (Myers)
22. Chronic Airflow Obstruction (Wright)
23. Lung Transplant Pathology (Cagle)
24. Occupational Lung Disease (Churg/Green)
25. Pulmonary Vascular Disease (Kay)
26. Diseases of the Pleura (Churg)
27. Diagnostic Lung Cytology (Amy

This edition updates the second...Within chapters, topics and their corresponding sections and subsections are readily identified by means of an eye-catching combination of bulleting and boldface, underlined, and italicized text. The content is well written, concise, and easy to read; well organized tables summarize important concepts...well illustrated. This book has broad applicability and will be a valuable guide for subspecialists in chest medicine, as well as for pathologists, internists, and surgeons.--New England Journal of Medicine

"It admirable feat that the editors of the recently released 3rd edition...were able to create a text that weighs in a few pages less than the preceding edition, yet is every bit as comprehensive. The editors of the latest edition have improved upon an already excellent text by streamlining it, condensing several related chapters into one where appropriate. ...Richly illustrated, detailed discussions of diseases... The thoroughness with which the chapter on occupational lung disease covers such a diverse group of indeed remarkable. The benefit of a multiauthored text such as this is that each chapter is authored by an individual or individuals with truly specialized expertise. ...The photomicrographs are beautiful examples of the diseases they depict. Where Thurlbeck's excels is in its rigorous exploration of all facets of pulmonary and pleural pathology by recognized authorities in the field. The topics are presented in a way that is remarkably as inviting for those just embarking on the study of pulmonary pathology as it is engaging for the more seasoned reader. Serious students of pulmonary pathology or those whose goal is to become one would do well to invest in this comprehensive resource on pulmonary pathology."--American Journal of Surgical Pathology

"With the large number of excellent textbooks that currently address pulmonary pathology, one could question whether another text in this field is necessary. In the case of Thurlbeck's Pathology of the Lung, the answer is clearly and enthusiastically yes. This is the third edition of this now classic text, and, in my opinion, the best. The back cover refers to the text as the "bible" of pulmonary pathology...if by "bible" one means a source of truth that can be turned to repeatedly for new insights, then this metaphor is wholly appropriate. The list of contributing authors is a veritable "Who's Who" of pulmonary pathology. Each contributor is an internationally recognized expert in his or her field. The result is that each chapter is filled with a wealth of evidence-based information, and written in the voice and from the perspective of an established expert. The chapters on basic lung structure ought to be required reading for training in pulmonary pathology; I highly recommend it, for its content and clarity, to both practicing pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons. If I had only one text to recommend to others, or to pore over for my own delight, Thurlbeck's Pathology of the Lung would be the one."--Respiratory Care "One of the most in-depth books available in the field...geared most toward pulmonary pathologists...This new edition provides updated information to reflect the increasing knowledge and new classification systems in...pulmonary pathology." --Doody's Book Reviews

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