Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Pathology task force

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The Pathology task force of WikiProject Medicine aims to better organize information in the articles related to Pathology and its subsidiaries including anatomic pathology, clinical pathology/laboratory medicine and investigative pathology.

Pathology is the study and diagnosis of disease. It is also a collection of medical specialities which focus on the diagnosis of disease based on changes in microscopic morphology and the determination of death, which includes forensic pathology. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and Wikipedia:WikiProject/Best practices.


The overall goal of the pathology task force is to make Wikipedia the most comprehensive pathology resource for the public. Specific goals of the task force are:


All Wikipedians are welcome to join! You need no medical expertise or specific pathology expertise in order to contribute to this task force.

User/Signature Special Interests (if any)
Nephron  T|C 20:37, 23 March 2007 (UTC) Anatomical pathology, Pathology of the Kidney, Forensic pathology
Rustavo  T|C 05:03, 26 March 2007 (UTC) Anatomical pathology, Molecular pathology, Cancer
JFW | T@lk 21:22, 31 March 2007 (UTC) General pathology
jdln | Jdln 12:40, 21 April 2007 (UTC) Coagulation, hematopathology, transfusion medicine
Hovea Anatomical pathology, Pathology of the Eye, Histology, Anatomy
Nanomed Dreams 05:36, 13 November 2007 (UTC) Anatomical pathology
Haymanj 1300, 05 March 2008 (UTC) Anatomical pathology, Mycobacterium ulcerans infection, Medical/Pathology History
Emmanuelm 9 January 2008 (UTC) Pathology, Cancer
Mattopaedia Have a yarn23:36, 29 February 2008 (UTC) Anatomical Pathology, Forensic Pathology
Skittleys (talk) 19:51, 20 July 2008 (UTC) Forensic Pathology, Anatomical Pathology
ClockworkSoul 07:10, 5 March 2009 (UTC) Molecular pathology
Renaissancee (talk) 07:16, 26 December 2009 (UTC) Forensic Pathology, Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Uploadvirus  T|C 23:46, 27 March 2010 (UTC) Lung Cancer, Sarcoma, Molecular Pathology
Snow (talk) 23:38, 26 April 2014 (UTC) General pathology, Pathophysiology, Neuropathology, pathology in general diagnostic medicine.
Alistairirvine (talk) 14:27, 30 August 2014 (UTC) Genetic influences on susceptibility to pathology.
Netha (talk) 04:04, 20 March 2016 (UTC) Histopathology


Preferred Nomenclature (see talk page)[edit]

Experimental pathology preferred to Investigative pathology

Clinical pathology preferred to Laboratory medicine

Clinical chemistry preferred to Chemical pathology

Anatomical pathology preferred to Anatomic pathology

Articles needing creation or improvement[edit]

Improving the quality of the "core" pages listed on the template {{pathology}} (see below) is a top priority for the project. Note that some of the "tools" pages (e.g. electron microscopy) are well-developed but lack coverage of the topic in the context of pathology

See especially:

Also see Category:Pathology stubs and Category:Pathology articles needing expert attention.

Articles needing images/better images[edit]


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Special articles[edit]

Did you know articles[edit]

None at this time

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

None at this time

Pathology Category tree[edit]


No lists as of yet


Pathology templates[edit]

{{pathology-stub}} - Marks stub articles related to pathology subspecialties, tools, and techniques, as well as gross pathology and histopathology - related entities.

{{pathology}} - Yields the "blue box" for major pages:

Project notice[edit]

The template for marking an article as part of the Pathology task force is part of the WikiProject Medicine banner, {{WPMED}}. It can be inserted into an article's talkpage with:

{{WPMED |class= |importance= |pathology=yes |pathology-imp= }}

The first "importance" parameter is the subject's importance to the overall field of medicine, according to the guidelines here. The importance of a subject to the field of pathology should be listed with the "pathology-imp" parameter.