Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine
by Stephen J. McPhee
Publisher: Aplleton & Lange
edition: 2nd 1997
Size: 107 MB
This concise review of pathophysiology, which emphasizes the more common disease states and processes, helps students understand how to treat the disease.
The book does an excellent job of integrating basic science concepts with clinical medicine. Each of the organ system chapters reviews the normal anatomy, physiology and histology, then follows with the pathophysiology, clinical findings, and pathology of the more commonly encountered disorders. Additionally there are chapters on genetic diseases, immune diseases and neoplasia which similarly link basic science principles with clinical disease entities. Each chapter contains periodic "checkpoint" questions which guide the reader to the most important concepts. Each chapter also ends with several case studies with questions and discussions, similar to those encountered on board examinations.