This book is recognized as one of the most comprehensive texts in clinical microbiology and trusted by the medical profession for over 50 years. The essential resource in medical microbiology, linking fundamental principles with diagnosis and treatment of microbial infections, it provides a concise, well-illustrated discussion of the roles microorganisms play in human health and illness, with important findings in molecular mechanisms, chemotherapy, and prevention. It reflects the latest techniques in laboratory and diagnostic technologies. " ...a very worthwhile book to have in one's library." - 3 Stars from "Doody", on the Twenty-Second edition.Thoroughly revised and updated, this book illuminates the association between the molecular mechanisms of microbial growth and pathogenesis and the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Features include: comprehensive coverage of basic and clinical microbiology, including immunology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology; over 200 USMLE-format questions; morphology and identification of each organism and the pathogenesis, clinical findings, diagnostic laboratory tests, treatment, prevention, and control of resulting infections; current information on enterobacteriaceae, poxviruses, coronaviruses, AIDS and opportunistic infections, and aspects of germ warfare and bioterrorism; clinical correlations chapter featuring over 20 cases illustrating the differential diagnosis and management of microbial infections; and more than 300 informative illustrations and tables.
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