Campus Author: Robert M. Senior

Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, Fourth Edition

McGraw-Hill Professional (2008)

The newly released fourth edition of Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders presents a comprehensive overview of a full spectrum of lung diseases as well as information on how they are diagnosed and treated.

Included in the two-volume textbook’s 157 chapters are sections that provide background on the physiology, cell biology and immunology of the lung and signs and symptoms of respiratory diseases.

The fourth edition also contains information on current imaging techniques as well as sections about sleep and disordered breathing, recently emerging infectious diseases, such as SARS, and decision-making and ethics.

One of the great strengths of this book is the illustrations, said Robert M. Senior, M.D., the Dorothy R. and Hubert C. Moog Professor of Pulmonary Diseases in Medicine and professor of cell biology and physiology, one of the co-editors and an author. Other co-editors include Alfred P. Fishman, M.D.; Jack A. Elias, M.D.; Jay A. Fishman, M.D.; Michael A. Grippi, M.D.; and Allan I. Pack, M.D., Ph.D.

“Ever since the first edition of this book in 1980, it has had fabulous pictures of X-rays, tissue specimens, microbiological samples and other images relevant to all aspects of the lungs, and especially the practice of pulmonary medicine,” Senior said.

In addition to Senior, three School of Medicine faculty have written chapters in the new edition: Jeffrey J. Atkinson, M.D., assistant professor of medicine; Martin L. Mayse, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and of surgery (cardiothoracic); and Daniel B. Rosenbluth, M.D., professor of medicine and of pediatrics.

The editor-in-chief, Alfred P. Fishman, is the William Maul Measey Professor of Medicine and senior associate dean for program development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

“Dr. Fishman is one of the icons of pulmonary medicine and physiology,” Senior said. “He has been making major contributions to these fields for more than 50 years.”

Senior dedicated the book to two longtime School of Medicine faculty: I. Jerome Flance, M.D., professor of clinical medicine, and Jack Pierce, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine.

The book will be available at the Bernard Becker Library at the School of Medicine and at the School of Medicine bookstore.

—Beth Miller