A few years ago I wrote the Foreword to the Fifth Edition of this Textbook. For details and reasons why I liked Professor Mohan’s book and why I recommended it then, please refer to my previous foreword below. My positive reaction to the previous Edition probably gives some clues on why I accepted the second invitation, this time to introduce the Sixth Edition to new students of Pathology and other potential readers
Great French writer André Gide once said “le problème n’est pas comment réussir mais comment durer”, which in translation to English means: The problem is not how to succeed but how to last. The fact that Dr Mohan’s book has reached its Sixth Edition is the best sign that you are holding in your hands a very successful book, and probably one of the medical bestsellers published on the Indian subcontinent. Up to now, it has been used by thousands of students and I am sure that it will continue to be read and cherished in the new Edition as well.
For the Sixth Edition, Dr Mohan has partially restructured the book, substantially revised it, and updated the text wherever it was necessary. Following the advances of basic sciences and clinical pathology, the revisions and addition are most evident in portions pertaining to molecular biology and genetics. Other aspects of modern pathology have not been neglected either and contain numerous novelties; even the seasoned specialists will learn something new from each and every chapter. Furthermore, the author has dramatically increased the number of illustrations, which are so essential for understanding Pathology. The distribution of illustrations has also been changed so that they are now much closer to the text to which they relate
For the new generation of modern students who have grown up next to the computers, the author has placed all the images and tables on the website with facility for downloading them. These images will serve the twin purpose of quick review and self-assessment for students and will appeal to Pathology teachers who could use them for their lectures, being assured that their students will have access to the same material for review and study. The Quick Review Book, the ever popular companion to the previous two Editions, was also updated, succinctly supplementing the main text. It will provide a helpful study material to many a student and help them review the subject for examinations
In summary, it is my distinct pleasure and honour to most enthusiastically endorse the new edition of an established textbook and salute its publication. Dr Mohan deserves kudos for the job well done and for providing the medical students with such an attractive, modern, up-to-date and useful Textbook of Pathology.
Medicine Book Free: Textbook of Pathology – 6th Edition