Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from AIDS to "flesh-eating bacteria" to ebola, mad cow disease, and hantavirus. Excellent Board review. 272 pgs., 283 illus. Third edition.

"...another in this popular series that uses humor, mnemonics, summary charts, and illustrations to present a clear and concise rendering of the subject, including such topics as AIDS, flesh-eating bacteria, and hantavirus."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940780491
  • Publisher: MedMaster, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/31/2004
  • Series: Made Ridiculously Simple Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Bacterial Taxonomy
2. Cell Structures, Virulence Factors, and Toxins
3. Bacterial Genetics (Sex)

4. Streptococcus
5. Staphylococcus
6. Bacillus and Clostridium (Spore-Forming Rods)
7. Corynebacterium and Listeria (Non-Spore-Forming Rods)

8. Neisseria
9. The Enterics
10. Haemophilus, Bordetella, and Legionella
11. Yersinia, Francisella, Brucella, and Pasteurella
12. Chlamydia, Rickettsia, and Friends
13. Spirochetes

14. Mycobacterium

15. Mycoplasma

16. Penicillin Family Antibiotics
17. Anti-ribosomal Antibiotics
18. Anti-Tb and Anti-leprosy Antibiotics
19. Miscellaneous Antibiotics

20. The Fungi
21. Anti-fungal Medications

22. Viral Replication and Taxonomy
23. Orthomyxo and Paramyxoviridae
24. Hepatitis Viridae
25. Retroviridae, HIV, and AIDS
26. Herpseviridae
27. Rest of the DNA Viruses
28. Rest of the RNA Viruses
29. Anti-viral Medications

30. Protozoans
31. Helminths

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2006

    Purchase this book

    Simply put, microbiology texts do not get any better than this one. Buy it. You won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2006

    Great for USMLE

    This book was pretty good. Key concepts were highlighted very nicely. Some areas were a bit wordy but overall a solid bargin. I ended up using this book again during my Infectious Diseases elective rotation along with Blueprints Infectious Diseases.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2006

    very good to review from

    This book was excellent as a study tool for my micro class in med school. The cartoons and simple language was a breath of fresh air compared to some over-complexed textbooks. Another excellent reference was {Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers} This book has awesome study questions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2004

    A Helpful Study Companion for my Pharm Class

    I was struggling in my Pharm Class with understanding the Antibiotics according to the required text and stumbled across this book while looking for a study aid. Any student studying Microbiology will appreciate the cartoons used to help remember key aspects. This is a very light hearted and easy to read book. I highly recommend it's use as a study aid. There are also great charts that summarize the material for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2004

    Great Book!!

    This book is great and fun! I helps you remember alot of information through cartoons that are very funny! I am a first year medical student and I have to say its helped me a great deal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2004

    Excellent, easy to read and to remember!

    This book makes microbiology (a dry topic for many)not only easy to understand, but even entertaining! At the end of each chapter, you will find tables that contain almost everything you need to know. Read them after each chapter and you will notice how much you learned by just reading, almost effortless!! I strongly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2002


    This is an excellent way to get a good overview for Microbiology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2002

    If only there were more books like this one...

    What can I say? This is the one, the only one. Dr. Gladwin and Dr. Tattler have made an incredible book that will save you hours and hours of crying by trying to memorize your Micro. Full of beautiful mnemonics, wonderful facts and the only needed information. The only drawback is that parasitology isn't the way I expected or teached in my Country México. But everything is excellent, just buy it and stop reading reviews about Microbiology, THIS IS THE ONE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2002

    I found it a valuable introduction to a new subject.

    Our micro texts were Mims and Lange. This booked helped set the scene very well, and provided some helpful descriptive introductions to material that was quite dry in the texts. Read it before you hit the serious texts and you will have a much better roadmap to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2002

    Good Study Guide

    I would recommend this 'study guide/book' to any student who needs to know the main nuts & bolts of antibiotics. The cartoons especially help in memorization for those who are visual learners. Silly pneumonics are also provided and quite helpful. Nevertheless, you should probably find a more 'scientfic' text book to go along with this text.

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