Jawetz, Melnick, and Adelberg's Medical Microbiology / Edition 23

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The classic text on the medical aspects of medical microbiology! This comprehensive and authoritative text covers the basic and clinical aspects of microbiology. Thoroughly updated and revised, this edition continues to focus on the microbiology concepts that are essential to the diagnosis of clinical infections. Features review questions in USMLE format at the end of each chapter as well as a clinical correlations chapter that offers case studies focusing on the differential diagnosis and management of microbial infections.
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Reviewer: George P Wawrzyniak, MBA, MT (ASCP) (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Description: This is the twenty-second edition of a book that covers the field of clinical microbiology, immunology, parasitology, mycology, and virology. The format has not changed from previous editions, the last of which was published in March 1998.
Purpose: The purpose is "to provide a brief, accurate, and up-to-date presentation of those aspects of medical microbiology that are of particular significance in the fields of clinical infections and chemotherapy." These worthy objectives have been met by the authors.
Audience: The book is designed for medical students and residents who want a brief description of the organisms and agents involved in clinical microbiology. A tour through the Internet found that the book is required at many institutions. It is not written for teachers, researchers, or those who want or need to know more in-depth information, or how to perform the tests used in identification of these organisms or agents. Doctors Brooks and Butel have coauthored previous editions. This is the second edition that all three authors have worked on together.
Features: Basic bacteriology through all the fields of clinical microbiology, immunology, mycology, parasitology, and virology is covered in this book. The organisms are described briefly along with paragraphs on pathogenesis, a few diagnostic laboratory tests, clinical findings, treatment and epidemiology. Nice features include an updated list of microorganisms and viruses on the inside of the covers and new cases covering aspects of germ warfare and bioterrorism. The authors have shaved approximately 50 pages from the previous edition by reducing the size or eliminating some of the pictures, tables and charts, and most of the references. Very little text has been removed or changed. Updates have been added, particularly in the areas of hepatitis viruses, AIDS virus, and bacterial virulence factors. The chapter on tumor viruses and oncogenes has been renamed Human Cancer Viruses. The reduction in the amount of references listed at the end of each chapter has been explained by the availability of references on the Internet and by listing only a few key references through which the reader can find other pertinent articles.
Assessment: In and of itself this is a very worthwhile book to have in one's library. However, owners of a previous edition may find it hard to justify purchasing this one because much of the book is unchanged, including the price.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071412070
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Series: LANGE Basic Science Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 23
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Geo. F. Brooks, MD is Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology Chief, Microbiology Section Clinical Laboratories University of California.

Janet S. Butel, PhD is Distinguished Service Professor Head, Division of Molecular Virology Baylor College of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

1 The science of microbiology 1
2 Cell structure 8
3 Classification of bacteria 42
4 The growth, survival, & death of microorganisms 51
5 Cultivation of microorganisms 62
6 Microbial metabolism 71
7 Microbial genetics 96
8 Immunology 119
9 Pathogenesis of bacterial infection 147
10 Antimicrobial chemotherapy 161
11 Normal microbial flora of the human body 196
12 Spore-forming gram-positive bacilli : bacillus & clostridium species 202
13 Non-spore-forming gram-positive bacilli : corynebacterium, propionibacterium, listeria, erysipelothrix, actinomycetes, & related pathogens 212
14 The staphylococci 223
15 The streptococci 231
16 Enteric gram-negative rods (enterobacteriaceae) 248
17 Pseudomonads, acinetobacters, & uncommon gram-negative bacteria 262
18 Vibrios, campylobacters, helicobacter, & associated bacteria 269
19 Haemophilus, bordetella, brucella, & francisella 279
20 Yersinia & pasteurella 290
21 The neisseriae 295
22 Infections caused by anaerobic bacteria 305
23 Legionellae, bartonella, & unusual bacterial pathogens 312
24 Mycobacteria 319
25 Spirochetes & other spiral microorganisms 331
26 Mycoplasmas & cell wall-defective bacteria 343
27 Rickettsia & ehrlichia 349
28 Chlamydiae 357
29 General properties of viruses 367
30 Pathogenesis & control of viral diseases 394
31 Parvoviruses 414
32 Adenoviruses 420
33 Herpesviruses 429
34 Poxviruses 453
35 Hepatitis viruses 466
36 Picornaviruses (enterovirus & rhinovirus groups) 487
37 Reoviruses, rotaviruses, & caliciviruses 504
38 Arthropod-borne & rodent-borne viral diseases 514
39 Orthomyxoviruses (influenza viruses) 536
40 Paramyxoviruses & rubella virus 550
41 Coronaviruses 570
42 Rabies, slow virus infections, & prion diseases 575
43 Human cancer viruses 587
44 AIDS & lentiviruses 605
45 Medical mycology 623
46 Medical parasitology 661
47 Principles of diagnostic medical microbiology 703
48 Cases & clinical correlations 734
Index 771
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2006

    another bad summarized LANGE book...

    I got this book for my microbiology class on my 3rd year at medschool. I didnt really like it because the information it presents is way too summarized. Besides of that the graphics it has dont help too much, they arent clear at all and sometimes they confused me even more than the text itself. Personally I like to read more complex books in every subject I take, because they explain in a very detailed way every topic, more in the basis of LOGIC which helps you understand and acquire all the information better. This book just gives you a superficial overview emphasizing on MEMORIZING which is not helpful because you will surely forget all you read in this book in the next semesters, which is not the way medicine is made. Unfortunately I cant suggest any other book because all I had to do for my classes was to keep stuck to this one, so I had not time to look for another one. Here's an example on how they present every microorganism: 'Propionibacterium species are the most important causal agent in the genesis of acne'... but they never said anything on how, when, or why the acne is produced! this is what I mean by 'emphasizing on memorizing'. It should be explained more in the basis of logic like 'Propionibacterium acne is the most important causal agent in the genesis of acne because it encounters a proper culture medium on the hair folicles' epidermis of people who is producing high levels of hormones, it obstructs the pores, sebaceous secretions also stimulated by hormones begin to accumulate on the pore resulting in a pale-yellow point in the skin surrounded by a red zone caused by the inflamation reaction elicited against the bacteria'. I mean, I had to look for that information in another book because this does not cover it and that happened to me in every chapter and every microorganism I read on this text. As I said I cannot recommend any other book because I didnt have the time to look for it... just dont buy this one.

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