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Succinct and focused, this book presents today's most important facts and information about the microbes that cause diseases in humans. This text delivers balanced coverage of immunology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology in a user-friendly and organized format, with an emphasis on teaching the student to think like a doctor. An extensive 4-color art program illustrates the text. The 4th Edition has been meticulously revised and updated to incorporate new knowledge, new treatments, and new illustrations.

• Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-610-X
• Spanish version of 2nd edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-162-0

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Kristina Georgakas, MT (ASCP)(Dynacare Laboratories)
Description: This introduction to medical microbiology emphasizes the basic principles of the field, including classification, morphology, and structure of organisms. It then provides a comprehensive, yet brief overview of laboratory diagnosis of disease along with descriptions of specific organisms and the diseases they cause. The previous edition was published in 1990.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a "foundation of knowledge" that will help the reader understand microbes and the diseases they cause. This is a useful goal since understanding the microbial world is quite complex and always evolving. The book meets this objective in an easy to follow and well-organized manner.
Audience: The target audience is medical students and infectious disease fellows as well as students pursuing degrees in laboratory science. The authors are keenly aware of the complexity of this field and have worked hard to provide the most important aspects in a clear and concise manner, using summary tables, pictures, and case studies.
Features: This book provides a review of bacterial classification, morphology, structure, and metabolism. It also covers viruses, fungi, and parasites, although less extensively. There is also a section dedicated to host responses to microbial attack. The chapters on specific organisms provide excellent overviews of each organism or group of organisms, the diseases they cause, and their laboratory diagnosis. The information is well organized, current, and does not go into so much detail that the student gets lost. The tables, summary boxes, and case studies/questions provide excellent tools for students to grasp the important concepts presented in each chapter.
Assessment: This book should be useful to its target audience, providing a wide range of information on the complex field of medical microbiology. It should be of value to a broad range of students in the medical and laboratory science fields. It can also be useful as a reference for students continuing in their particular fields.
Charles E. Edmiston
This is an outstanding first text for a course on medical microbiology. In addition to various well-organized chapters on bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens, the authors have included an excellent section on basic principles of medical microbiology. The last edition of this text was published in 1990. The book has been written as a introductory level text covering the epidemiology, clinical syndrome, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment of a broad range of microbial pathogens responsible for causing clinical disease. The primary audience for this text includes medical students, medical technology students, and upper-level undergraduate microbiology students interested in the field of medical microbiology. The book has several outstanding features. Each chapter has many excellent figures and tables, enhancing the overall instructional value of the text. Within each chapter, the authors have also carefully highlighted key words or phrases. This facilitates the student's e fforts to sort out the important facts or concepts associated with the various microbial pathogens. In addition, at the end of each chapter is a list of sentinel/recent literature citations that the student can use for further study. The text has only one minor shortcoming and that is a superficial coverage of the opportunistic mycoses. Yeast infections have emerged as a major problem in the critical care populations and I am sure that the authors will rectify this omission in future editions. The authors of medical microbiology in this third edition have again successfully developed a first-rate text covering the broad discipline of medical microbiology. Each chapter is well organized, containingnumerous figures and tables. The authors are themselves outstanding educator-scientists and their collective experiences have been combined to produce an outstanding teaching text.
A clinically relevant introduction focusing on those microbes that cause disease in humans. Following basic principles, basic concepts in the immune response, and general principles of laboratory diagnosis, sections cover bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. Chapters in these sections begin with etiology, then discuss epidemiology, host defenses, identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control. Expanded information on immunology and a new chapter on arthropods are included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
A comprehensive textbook providing the medically important information that students need to know--in a format of concise presentations supplemented with numerous tables, color illustrations, and summary boxes. This revised edition (1st ed., 1990) greatly expands the topics, with the addition of three new sections and 13 additional chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323012133
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 835
  • Product dimensions: 8.11 (w) x 10.55 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Medical Microbiology 1
2 Bacterial Classification 6
3 Bacterial Morphology and Cell Wall Structure and Synthesis 10
4 Bacterial Metabolism and Growth 22
5 Bacterial Genetics 31
6 Viral Classification, Structure, and Replication 43
7 Fungal Classification, Structure, and Replication 59
8 Parasitic Classification, Structure, and Replication 63
9 Microbial Flora in Health and Disease 70
10 Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antisepsis 74
11 Elements of Host Protective Responses 80
12 The Humoral Immune Response 91
13 Cellular Immune Responses 101
14 Immune Responses to Infectious Agents 109
15 Antimicrobial Vaccines 128
16 Microscopic Principles and Applications 136
17 Molecular Diagnosis 140
18 Serological Diagnosis 144
19 Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis 152
20 Antibacterial Agents 160
21 Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases 169
22 Staphylococcus and Related Organisms 175
23 Streptococcus 189
24 Enterococcus and Other Gram-Positive Cocci 206
25 Bacillus 209
26 Corynebacterium 213
27 Listeria, Erysipelothrix, and Other Gram-Positive Bacilli 217
28 Neisseria 222
29 Enterobacteriaceae 232
30 Vibrio, Aeromonas, and Plesiomonas 245
31 Campylobacter and Helicobacter 251
32 Pseudomonas and Related Organisms 258
33 Bordetella, Francisella, and Brucella 265
34 Pasteurellaceae 276
35 Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli 283
36 Anaerobic Gram-Positive Cocci and Nonspore-Forming Bacilli 291
37 Clostridium 296
38 Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacilli 308
39 Nocardia, Rhodococcus, and Related Actinomycetes 313
40 Mycobacterium 319
41 Treponema, Borrelia, and Leptospira 331
42 Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma 347
43 Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, and Coxiella 352
44 Chlamydia 362
45 Role of Bacteria in Disease 371
46 Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis 378
47 Antiviral Agents 388
48 Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases 396
49 Papovaviruses 404
50 Adenoviruses 412
51 Human Herpesviruses 419
52 Poxviruses 440
53 Parvoviruses 446
54 Picornaviruses 450
55 Paramyxoviruses 461
56 Orthomyxoviruses 472
57 Reoviruses 479
58 Rhabdoviruses 487
59 Togaviruses and Flaviviruses 492
60 Bunyaviridae 503
61 Retroviruses 507
62 Hepatitis Viruses 523
63 Unconventional Slow Viruses: Prions 536
64 Miscellaneous Viruses 540
65 Role of Viruses in Disease 546
66 Mechanisms of Fungal Pathogenesis 556
67 Antifungal Agents 559
68 Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases 564
69 Superficial, Cutaneous, and Subcutaneous Mycoses 566
70 Systemic Mycoses 577
71 Opportunistic Mycoses 589
72 Pathogenesis of Parasitic Pathogenesis 598
73 Antiparasitic Agents 603
74 Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases 610
75 Intestinal and Urogenital Protozoa 619
76 Blood and Tissue Protozoa 632
77 Nematodes 646
78 Trematodes 661
79 Cestodes 670
80 Arthropods 679
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2005


    It was excellent throughout but it needs to have arrows on many of the pictures to help you figure out what you are looking at and some of the diagrams are so simplified that its hard to figure out what is a happening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2002

    One of the few texts that I enjoyed reading

    As a med student, it's a suprise when I read most or all of a textbook that I buy. They usually are just refence books. This one however, was readable with short, consise, well written chapters, great summary tables for most bugs and good consistant orginization. The summary tables is probably the best feature of the book. I used it only for the bacteriology and mycology sections, so I don't know how the virology or paristology sections rate since we didn't use them.

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