Gorilla Pathology And Health: With A Catalogue Of Preserved Materials by John E Cooper

Gorilla Pathology And Health: With A Catalogue Of Preserved Materials

byJohn E Cooper, Gordon Hull

Hardcover | January 9, 2017

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Gorilla Pathology and Health: With a Catalogue of Preserved Materialsconsists of two cross-referenced parts. The first, the book itself, is a review of pathological changes and tissue responses in gorillas (Gorilla gorillaandG.beringei), with an emphasis on free-living animals, but also with reference to those in captivity. The comparative aspects are discussed, stressing the relevance of research to both gorillas and humans. What makes the publication truly unique, however, is the second part, a comprehensive descriptive catalogue of the location and nature of gorilla material in museums and scientific institutions throughout the world. This is of great consequence because free-living gorillas are strictly conserved with restricted access, so the location of a wealth of preserved tissues and other material that has been collected over the decades is a great benefit for research and study.

This book can, and should, be used to gain cardinal knowledge regarding the biology and pathology of this genus. The combination of book and catalogue in this extensive compilation makes it an invaluable tool for all those concerned with the health, welfare, and conservation of gorillas, one of our nearest living relatives.



  • Brings together studies, data, and clinical practice from difficult-to-access or obscure journals and NGO reports, in different languages, for all interested parties and practitioners
  • Provides perspectives on existing research in gorilla pathology, both for those studying conservation practices and those seeking an understanding of comparable diseases in humans
  • Includes illustrative figures on gross and microscopic pathological changes, museum specimens, photos of field necropsy and techniques, and examples of laboratory tests
  • Features an extensive list of references and further reading, in different languages
  • Incorporates a comprehensive, descriptive catalogue of gorilla material from around the world

About The Author

Professor Cooper has been associated with the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at University of Kent, UK, since its inception and is now an honorary, visiting, member of its staff. He has lived and worked for nearly twenty years in Africa, Arabia and the Caribbean. In 2009 Professor Cooper returned to Britain after ...
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Title:Gorilla Pathology And Health: With A Catalogue Of Preserved MaterialsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:666 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 9, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128020393

ISBN - 13:9780128020395

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Table of Contents

Part I: Gorilla Pathology and Health

Chapter 1. The GenusGorillaMorphology, Anatomy and the Path to Pathology

Chapter 2. The Growth of Studies on Primate Pathology

Chapter 3. Infectious Disease and Host Responses

Chapter 4. Noninfectious Disease and Host Responses

Chapter 5. Methods of Investigation Observation, Clinical Examination and Health Monitoring

Chapter 6. Methods of Investigation Postmortem Examination

Chapter 7. Methods of Investigation Sampling and Laboratory Tests

Chapter 8. Nonspecific Pathology

Chapter 9. Skin and Integument

Chapter 10. Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems

Chapter 11. Alimentary Tract and Associated Organs

Chapter 12. Lymphoreticular and Haemopoietic Systems and Allergic Conditions

Chapter 13. Urinary and Reproductive Systems

Chapter 14. Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 15. Nervous System and Special Senses

Chapter 16. Endocrinological and Associated Conditions

Chapter 17. Field Studies in Pathology and Health Monitoring

Chapter 18. Legal Considerations

Chapter 19. Pathology, Health and Conservation The Way Forward

Part II: A Catalogue of Preserved Materials

Introduction to the Catalogue

Catalogue of Preserved Gorilla Materials