This book shows how the discipline of pathology fits into society and interfaces with science and medicine. It focuses on anatomical pathology and covers the practice of laboratory medicine in the clinical setting. The book is helpful for health professionals, especially anatomical pathologist.
Part I: Anatomical Pathology: An Evolving and Integrating Discipline 1. The Origin and Nature of Pathology 2. Becoming a Pathologist 3. Laboratory Procedures and Management 4. The Interface between Pathology and Clinical Medicine 5. The Role of Autopsy 6. Educational Role of Pathology 7. Pathology and Research 8. The Age of Economic Realism 9. Observing and Describing Disease Part II: Injury, Inflammation and Immunity 10. Inflammation: Historical Perspectives 11. The Injured Cell 12. Defences against Infection 13. Tissue Responses to Infection and Injury 14. Inflammation and the Immune System 15. The Diagnosis of Inflammation: A Pathologist's Perspective 16. Disorders of Growth and Differentiation Part III: Blood, Tubes, Fluids and Flow 17. Oedema, Haemorrhage and Thrombosis 18. Embolism, Ischaemia, Infarction and Shock 19. Atherosclerosis, Arteriolosclerosis and Vasculitis Part IV: Neoplasia 20. The Nature and Cause of Cancer: Historical Overview 21. Visual Hallmarks of Cancer 22. The Many Faces of Neoplasia 23. Cancer: A Genetic Disease 24. Clonality, Growth and Spread of Cancer 25. Epithelial Precancerous and Borderline Lesions: Diagnosis and Screening 26. The Management of Cancer: A Pathologist's Perspective Part V: Messengers, Metabolism, Multisystem and Mechanical Disease 27. Genetic Disorders 28. Developmental Disorders 29. The Endocrine System: Solid and Diffuse 30. Tumour Immunity, Graft versus Host Disease and Autoimmune Disease 31. Environmental, Iatrogenic and Nutritional Disease 32. Mechanical Disease 33. End Stage Disease