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Ch01.qxd6/11/033:30 PMPage 1PART 1BASIC PATHOLOGY1Ch01.qxd6/11/033:30 PMPage 31Introductionto pathologyHistory of pathology 4Morbid anatomyMicroscopic and cellular pathologyMolecular pathologyCellular and molecular alterations in diseaseScope of pathology 5Clinical and experimental pathologySubdivisions of clinical pathologyTechniques of pathologyMaking diagnoses 9Diagnostic pathologyAutopsiesPathology and populations 9Causes and agents of diseaseThe health of a nationPreventing disability and premature death5Learning pathology 7General pathologySystematic pathologyBuilding knowledge and understandingPathology in the problem-oriented integrated medicalcurriculum3Ch01.qxd16/11/033:30 PMPage 4INTRODUCTION TO PATHOLOGYPathology is the scientific study of disease. In clinical practiceand medical education, pathology also has a wider meaning:pathology constitutes a large body of scientific knowledgeand investigative methods essential for the understandingand practice of modern medicine.Pathology embraces the functional and structural changesin disease, from the molecular level to the effects on theindividual.Pathology is continually subject to change, revision andexpansion as new scientific methods illuminate ourknowledge of disease.The ultimate goal of pathology is the identification ofthe causes of disease, a fundamental objective leading tosuccessful therapy and to disease prevention.HISTORY OF PA

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