Thursday, June 28, 2018

28 June 2018: Searching on our Books Page

When you visit our Books page, you can search by date, publisher, series or subspecialty. Below subspecialty, there is a Search box for you to also search by title or author. Many users didn't realize this great function. Let us know if you cannot find a recently published Pathology book and we will be more than happy to add it.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

27 June 2018: Static menu bar

We now have a static menu bar so that the top of the header with the search box remains in place even if you scroll down on the page. Thanks to the pathologist who suggested this feature.

27 June 2018: Textbook Updates

We have added new images to the following topics:

Monday, June 25, 2018

25 June 2018: Conference vs. Webinar vs. CME

This is how we distinguish a Conference, Webinar and CME course, for posting in the correct place on our website:

Conference: has a date / time and place
Webinar: has a date / time but no place. You can log onto the conference from anywhere.
CME: has no date / time and no place. You can get the CME credit from anywhere by logging onto the site, typically for a two year period.

25 June 2018: New Book Series - Free Books

We have added a new Book Series to the Books Page - Free Books. Currently, there are 3 older editions of WHO Blue Books and we will soon be adding the "How to Be a Lab Director" and "How to be a Lab Biosafety Officer" books. These books are PDFs, and may take extra time to load.

25 June 2018: Our new YouTube videos

View our new YouTube videos by clicking here: PathologyOutlines Channel

Friday, June 22, 2018

22 June 2018: Put your slide collection to use

Do you have a slide collection sitting on the shelf, waiting for you to have the time to do something with it? Of course, you could build a great website, maintain it year after year and eventually be bought out by Google for $50 million, but that doesn't seem probable. We don't want your work to go to waste, and so are creating a Gallery section for images at If you have 500+ high quality digital images with diagnoses and captions, we will create a separate page(s) for them with your biography and picture. We will also post the images in the appropriate areas of our online textbook, and put an announcement in our newsletters. As a result, the images will be seen by many of our daily 30,000 visitors, and you can remove this from your "to do" list. Contact Dr. Pernick at or 248/646-0325 to get started or with any questions.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

20 June 2018: Textbook Updates

We have added new images to the following topics:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

12 June 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

12 June 2018: Make sure to get our emails!

Please add to your SafeList / Address book, so your subscriptions to our emails go directly into your inbox.

If your email address has just changed, please let us know.  You can change it yourself by clicking here and fill in the box at the bottom with your current email address, or send an email to with the old and new email addresses.

Friday, June 8, 2018

8 June 2018: Privacy Policy

We have added a page regarding our privacy policy here. You can get to this page from a link at the bottom of any page.

8 June 2018: Improved Board Review Questions

We are improving the Board Review page, particularly the Question Bank, which now has 386 questions. We add ~25 questions a month. We have improved the format so questions are numbered consecutively and there is less clutter from headers. Try it out, and let us know if you have any comments or questions.

8 June 2018: Copyright issues

Image owners are entitled to copyright protection, which means you should not copy their images without their permission or payment. However, some image owners use "extortion companies", which demand money just for linking to a website, which, in our opinion, is perfectly legal. In any event, we are restricting our use of links to images we do not own, and are using the Block Site browser app to ensure we do not link to any site that sells even some medical photos:

We are also removing links to Nature publishing images (including Modern Pathology), because Nature has blocked our website in the past.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

4 June 2018: May 2018 Website Statistics

We are pleased that traffic to our website continues to increase. In May 2018, we had a record number of home page views (235,437), page views (2,217,179), total sessions (918,716) and sessions per day (29,636) which is an increase of 22% from May 2017.

Thanks for using for all your pathology needs.

4 June 2018: Books Report - 1st quarter 2018

We have started a quarterly Books report with information for the first quarter of 2018.

It begins:

This is our first quarterly Books report. As of 31 March 2018, we had 1,411 books in our database. New features of the Books pages include counting the number of books in each category of the Table of Contents and listing the specialties and chapters that books are posted under. This latter feature may be particularly useful to publishers to track that their books are posted correctly.

Rest of report

Friday, June 1, 2018

1 June 2018: Instagram

We have now added an Instagram button to the header at the very top of our pages. Please follow us there, as we post interesting pictures from cases we receive.

The link is

1 June 2018: Board Review Questions and Mobile

We now have a direct link to our Board Review Questions from the Mobile Home Page. Currently, we have 378 questions in our bank, and we add 25 questions each month.