Morson and Dawson's Gastrointestinal Pathology

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Neil A. Shepherd, Bryan F. Warren, Geraint T. Williams, Joel K. Greenson, Gregory Y. Lauwers, Marco R. Novelli
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 12, 2012 - Medical - 888 pages

Morson and Dawson’s Gastrointestinal Pathology
5th Edition

Edited by Neil A. Shepherd, DM, FRCPath, Gloucestershire Cellular Pathology Laboratory, Cheltenham, UK; Bryan F. Warren, MB, ChB, FRCP (London), FRCPath, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK; Geraint T. Williams, OBE, BSc, MD, MRCR, FRCP (London), FRCPath, FMedSci, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK; Joel K. Greenson, MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Gregory Y. Lauwers, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; and Marco R. Novelli, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCPath, University College Hospital, London, UK

Emphasizing the important role the gastrointestinal pathologist now plays in patient management, Morson and Dawson’s Gastrointestinal Pathology, 5th Edition, is a comprehensive resource for both training and practice. This revision of a “gold standard” textbook reflects current practice, where the abundance of surgical specimens and the revolution in endoscopy has made virtually the entire gastrointestinal tract accessible to biopsy.

Generations of practitioners valued Morson and Dawson’s candid guidance, highly readable text, and abundant, high-quality illustrations. This edition preserves those popular features and, to add an international dimension, now includes authors from North America, the European continent, Asia, and Australia. Authors write on their areas of expertise, with chapters organized into seven major parts:

  • Oesophagus
  • Stomach
  • Small Intestine
  • Appendix
  • Large Intestine
  • The Anal Region
  • Peritoneum

Each part opens with a chapter on normal anatomy, dissection, and relevant histology. The following chapters describe the morphology, pathogenesis, and aetiology of specific disorders and incorporate developments in molecular pathology and immunohistochemistry. A concluding chapter in each part summarizes miscellaneous conditions of that organ. More than 700 colour images throughout the text illustrate the discussion. An associated website contains all the figures for easy downloading into presentations.

With outstanding contributions from the world’s leading gastrointestinal pathologists and a wealth of new information, Morson and Dawson’s Gastrointestinal Pathology, 5th Edition, will serve a new generation of gastrointestinal pathologists, gastroenterologists, and pathologists as the definitive reference for the field.


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Professor Neil Shepherd is Consultant Histopathologist at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals, Gloucestershire, England, UK. He qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and trained in pathology at St Bartholomew's and St Mark's Hospitals, London. He has clinical and research interests in gastrointestinal (GI) pathology. He is a co-author and co-editor of Morson & Dawson's Gastrointestinal Pathology, the flagship UK textbook of GI pathology. He has written four other books, over 30 chapters and more than 150 original articles and reviews, mainly on GI pathology. He has authored national guidelines on the reporting of the pathology of colorectal cancer, colorectal cancer screening polyps, Barrett's oesophagus and chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Prof Shepherd is author of the following books: Progress in Pathology: Volume 7; Gastrointestinal Polyps; Morson and Dawson's Gastrointestinal Pathology

Geraint T. Williams, MD FRCP TRCPath FMedSci, Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales. He has over 150 articles published as listed on PubMed and is the author of the following books: Gastrointestinal Pathology (Current Topics in Pathology); Morson and Dawson's Gastrointestinal Pathology.

Bryan F. Warren, MBChB FRCPath, Consultant Gastrointestinal Pathologist, Department of Cellular Pathology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford. He has 117 articles published as listed on PubMed and is the author of the following books: Atlas of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Related Pathology; Upper Gastrointestinal Tract: Ulcers and Inflammation; Instant Pathology; Morson and Dawson's Gastrointestinal Pathology; Challenges in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gregory Y Lauwers, MD is an Associate Professor of Pathology, and Director of the Gastrointestinal Pathology Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. He has 176 articles published as listed on PubMed.

Joel K. Greenson, M.D. Associate Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan School of Medicine. Dr. Greenson is also president of the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.He has 99 articles published as listed on PubMed, and is the author of Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology.

Marco Novelli, PhD, FRCPath, Department of Pathology, University College, London, UK
He has 23 articles published as listed on PubMed.

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