Medical Microbiology

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Cedric A. Mims
Mosby, 2004 - Communicable Diseases - 660 pages
The latest edition of this internationally popular textbook has been substantially updated and improved to keep it at the forefront of clinical microbiology. Its systems-based approach emphasizes the microbiology of the agents responsible for the diseases that affect individual areas of the body. Over 250 full-color diagrams clarify complicated concepts-paired with color clinical photographs that demonstrate the clinical relevance of the science.

  • Pairs full-color diagrams with color clinical photographs to provide a rich understanding of the clinical relevance of the material.
  • Provides "key facts" summary boxes as well as case-based review questions and answers to facilitate study.
  • Features an exceptionally reader-friendly writing style that makes complex information easy to understand.

  • Presents expanded discussions of parasitic microbes and immunology.
  • Delivers state-of-the-art explanations of the diagnosis of infection antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy vaccination and immunotherapy and hospital infection.
  • Offers new "Microbiology Lesson" boxes that highlight scientific discoveries and tell the history of major disease outbreaks.

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The bacteria
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