Microbiology for the Health Sciences
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000 - Medical - 496 pages
A source for health professionals and nursing students who need to learn the basic microbiological concepts involved in the care of patients and protection against infectious diseases. This edition features expanded chapters on parasitology, laboratory procedures, infectious diseases and biotechnology. An increased number of insight boxes, study aids, and tables provide the students with a quick look at certain aspects of topics covered in each chapter. Core themes and concepts found in an introductory microbiology course, as described by the American Society for Microbiology, are contained in this text.
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MICROBIOLOGY THE SCIENCE
THE TOOLS OF MICROBIOLOGY
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