About this book
The first edition of Pulmonary Pathology was dedicated to Vascular Diseases. Vasculitis is so complex as to con two giants in the field, Drs. Averill Liebow and Herbert tinue to warrant a separate chapter. Spencer. The current edition is dedicated to all those Each chapter has been updated and revised. Exten who have contributed and are contributing to the field, sive expansion has occurred in Bacterial Infections, Rheumatic Connective Tissue Diseases, Asbestos, those whose individual contributions and queries create its rich fabric. It is our pleasure and honor to summarize Vasculitis, Common Neoplasms, Uncommon Lung the work of many of these individuals. Tumors and Pleural Diseases. Despite feeling these Changes since the first edition have been significant. were moderately complete in the first edition, among New entities are discussed, further elaboration offered, them there has been a 56% increase in illustrations, a and adjustments made to those in the first edition. In 91 % increase in text, and a 160% increase in references. response to our readers' requests, we have added some In Uncommon Lung Tumors alone, there are about new chapters. Lung Defenses have been added as 500 new references, 100 new illustrations, and discus Chapter 3. Some authors have asked, How do we sion of 16 additional entities. Updated critical review of begin? Chapter 4, Common Pathways and Patterns of the vast literature on Common Neoplasms has been Injury, discusses this.
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