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Overview

ASM News called the 4th Edition of Dr. Murray's best-selling book "the most colorful and fun text to read in medical microbiology." Now it's back in an updated New Edition—and it's as succinct, user-friendly, and authoritative as ever. Readers will continue to enjoy its lucid discussions of how microbes cause disease in humans. Expert coverage of basic principles, the immune response, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology ensures they understand all the facts vital to the practice of medicine today. More than 550 brilliant full-color images make complex information easy to understand and illustrate the appearance of disease.

The smart way to study!
Elsevier titles with STUDENT CONSULT will help you master difficult concepts and study more efficiently in print and online! Perform rapid searches. Integrate bonus content from other disciplines. Download text to your handheld device. And a lot more. Each STUDENT CONSULT title comes with full text online, a unique image library, case studies, USMLE style questions, and online note-taking to enhance your learning experience.

  • Offers readers a practical understanding of microbiology by focusing on why the biologic properties of organisms are important to disease.
  • Examines etiology, epidemiology, host defenses, identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control for each microbe in consistently organized chapters.
  • Emphasizes essential concepts and learning issues with summary tables and text boxes.
  • Correlates basic science with clinical practice through review questions at the end of each chapter.
  • Defines and explains new terms.
  • Features expanded information on immunology and a new chapter on arthropods.
  • Integrates extensive updates throughout the text, including the use of current nomenclature as well as new coverage of poxviruses, West Nile virus, coronaviruses, metapneumoviruses, agents of bioterrorism, and more.

With additional contributing experts.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD, D (ABMM)(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a medical microbiology textbook for second-year medical students. It first reviews the basic biology of infectious agents, then explains the immune response and how it protects the host. It then covers each organism in a systematic traditional fashion.
Purpose: The purpose is to prepare the medical student to start thinking like a physician. The intent of this book is very commendable in that it strives to integrate the biology of infectious agents with the disease.
Audience: This book is primarily used by the second-year medical student. The authors are well known in the field of medical microbiology and have taught medical students at all stages for many years. They have used their experience to produce a fine product.
Features: The entire field of medical microbiology is covered, from bacteriology to mycology, parasitology, and virology. The book comprehensively presents the clinical findings and laboratory diagnostic tests used to identify these agents. The authors have used innovative organization of each chapter to relay the relevant information. Important information is included in shaded boxes for a succinct summary. The pictures show the significant clinical presentation of disease as well as the morphology of infectious organism and results of relevant diagnostic tests. Pertinent clinical cases and questions are found at the conclusion of each chapter. An interesting and unique feature of this textbook is the online access to some interactive programs, which is one of the strongest attributes of this new edition. It provides practice tests and easy access to information.
Assessment: This book is very inclusive and works well for teaching second-year medical students about clinical infectious disease. It is a classic textbook and the new version has updated the information with new terminology and names of infectious agents. This is a rapidly progressing field of medicine and requires frequent updates. This edition includes online access to additional information. Medical students will enjoy this feature.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323033039
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/3/2005
  • Series: Medical Microbiology Series
  • Edition description: With STUDENT CONSULT Access
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 976
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Basic Principles of Medical Microbiology

2. Bacterial Classification

3. Bacterial Morphology and Cell Wall Structure and Synthesis

4. Bacterial Metabolism and Growth

5. Bacterial Genetics

6. Viral Classification, Structure, and Replication

7. Fungal Classification, Structure, and Replication

8. Parasitic Classification, Structure, and Replication

9. Commensal and Pathogenic Microbial Flora in Humans

10. Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antisepsis

Basic Concepts in the Immune Response

11. Elements of Host Protective Responses

12. Cellular Immune Responses

13. The Humoral Immune Response

14. Immune Responses to Infectious Agents

15. Antimicrobial Vaccines

General Principles of Laboratory Diagnosis

16. Microscopic Principles and Applications

17. Molecular Diagnosis

18. Serologic Diagnosis

Bacteriology

19. Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis

20. Antibacterial Agents

2l. Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases

22. Staphylococcus and Related Organisms
23. Streptococcus

24. Enterococcus and Other Gram-Positive Cocci

25. Bacillus

26. Listeria and Erysipelothrix

27. Corynebacterium and Other Gram-Positive Bacilli

28. Nocardia and Related Organisms

29. Mycobacterium

30. Neisseria and Related Organisms

31. Enterobacteriaceae

32. Vibrio and Aeromonas

33. Campylobacter, Arcobacter, and Helicobacter

34. Pseudomonas and Related Organisms

35. Haemophilus and Related Bacteria

36. Bordetella, Francisella and Brucella

37. Legionella and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Rods

38. Anaerobic, Spore-Forming Gram-Positive Bacteria

39. Anaerobic, Non-Spore-Forming Gram-Positive Bacteria

40. Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacteria

41. Treponema, Borrelia, and Leptospira

42. Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, and Acholeplasma

43. Rickettsia and Orientia

44. Ehrlichia and Anaplasma

45. Chlamydia and Chlamydophila

46. Role of Bacteria in Disease

Virology

47. Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis

48. Antiviral Agents

49. Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases

50. Papovaviruses

51. Adenoviruses

52. Herpesviruses

53. Poxviruses

54. Parvoviruses

55. Picornaviruses

56. Paramyxoviruses

57. Orthomyxoviruses

58. Reoviruses

59. Rhabdoviruses and Filoviruses

60. Togaviruses and Flaviviruses

61. Coronaviruses and Noraviruses

62. Bunyaviruses and Arenaviruses

63. Retroviruses

64. Hepatitis viruses

65. Slow viruses and Prions

66. Role of viruses in Disease

Mycology

67. Mechanisms of Fungal Pathogenesis

68. Antifungal Agents

69. Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases

70. Superficial and Cutaneous Mycoses

71. Subcutaneous Mycoses

72. Systemic Mycoses

73. Opportunistic Mycoses

75. Mycotoxicoses

76. Pathogenesis of Parasitic Disease

77. Antiparasitic Agents

78. Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

79. Intestinal and Urogenital Protozoa

80. Blood and Tissue Protozoa

81. Nematodes

82. Trematodes

83. Cestodes

84. Arthropod

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    Board Prep for Immunology and Microbiology

    Good text for more detail regarding immunology. This is more than a review book. It is a good text for med school micro courses as well as USMLE Step 1 prep.

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