A fully revised new edition of this core textbook of human pathology for medical and allied health students. The book offers a balanced, accurate, and up-to-date picture of the central body of knowledge of human pathology, with a strong clinicopathologic orientation. Wherever possible, the impact of molecular pathology on the practice of medicine is highlighted.Clear and easily understood writing. The text has been thoroughly edited to give a clear and cohesive approach to the subject. Full Colour art program with over 240 line diagrams and 370 full color photographs. Integration of clinical and anatomic pathology, with laboratory diagnosis of specific disorders discussed All chapters updated to reflect the latest advances in pathology and molecular biology About 100 new or revised line drawings All black and white photographs replaced with colourWhat's New Updates all chapters reflects the latest advances in pathology and molecular biology, including the latest in the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer new concepts in of the pathogenesis of diabetes and the impact on treatment the genetic basis of Alzheimer's Disease and the importance of DNA chip technology on the diagnosis of cancer and more. Discusses recent findings on the role of H.pylori in peptic ulcer and stomach cancer the immunologic basis of asthma and the current understanding of the molecular basis of osteoporosis. Features an even more colourful design with over 600 vivid, full-colour illustrations, many of which are brand new! Offers a streamlined alternative to larger textbooks, providing the reputable, comprehensive, and concise information that won't overwhelm students.