The fifth edition of this popular textbook includes a new clinical section and additional illustrations. The authors create a refreshing self-study approach using direct language and helpful metaphors. Self tests are strategically placed for the board examinations, or as a refresher for busy practitioners who want to stay abreast of this rapidly advancing field. Clearly written, with numerous illustrations and tables. Table of Contents: Part I Acute Inflammatory Process 1. Vascular Response to Injury 2. Chemical Mediators of the Vascular Response 3. The Blood Leukocytes 4. Systemic Manifestations of Inflammation Part II Immunity 5. The Immune System 6. Hypersensitivity 7. Chronic Inflammatory Processes Part III Repair of Host Tissues 8. Healing Part IV Application of Basic Principles 9. Clinical Connections
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