Medical Microbiology, 24th edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 11, 2007 - Medical - 832 pages

The landmark clinical guide to the role microorganisms play in human health and illnesses -extensively revised and updated

Linking fundamental microbiology concepts with the diagnosis and treatment of clinical infections, this one-of-a-kind, portable text delivers an essential overview of the organisms and agents involved in clinical microbiology. In addition to brief descriptions of the organisms, you'll find vital perspectives on pathogenesis, diagnostic laboratory tests, clinical findings, treatment, and epidemiology. The book's purpose is to introduce basic clinical microbiology through the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology giving you a far-reaching, yet accessible review of the discipline that you can't find anywhere else. Supporting this acclaimed coverage are more than 300 informative illustrations and tables, each designed to clarify and drive home important chapter concepts.

New to this Edition:

  • Updates to critical topics throughout, particularly in the areas of hepatitis viruses, the HIV virus, and bacterial virulence factors
  • Refreshed USMLE questions
  • Revised list of microorganisms and viruses featured on the inside of the book's covers

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This is simply the best Medical Microbiology texbook for medical students and practitioners. Very compact and constantly updated. In a format originally devised by Jawetz, it is now at the 22nd edition. over the years this textbook has been translated into many languages, including Italian and Japanese. It covers the four areas of Microbiology (Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Parasitology) and includes basic information on Immunology for understanding host-pathogen interactions. Chapters on different pathogens also include brief information on epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, vaccines, and therapy. Students are advised to use always the latest available edition.
Antonio Toniolo, MD, PhD
Professor of Medical Microbiology
University of Insubria Medical School
21100 Varese, Italy


I Fundamentals of Microbiology
II Immunology
III Bacteriology

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About the author (2007)

Geoff Brooks, MD, is head of the Clinical Microbiology lab at UCSF.

Janet Butel, PhD, is Distinguished Services Professor and Head, Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor University College of Medicine.

Stephen A. Morse, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

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