Medical Microbiology

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.32
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 89%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $4.32   
  • New (6) from $25.00   
  • Used (5) from $4.32   


Instant Notes in Medical Microbiology covers medical microbiology from the molecular biology of infectious agents right through to the clinical management of the infected patient, including disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and the use of antimicrobial therapy.

The first section covers how micro-organisms spread and cause disease in humans, and how the human body responds to infection in general. The next three sections give a broad outline of the important properties of human infectious pathogens; split into viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotic organisms. The final sections cover laboratory diagnosis, antimicrobial chemotherapy, prevention strategies, and infection from the point of view of the patient.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD, D (ABMM)(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This review for medical microbiology covers important pathogens that infect humans as well as basic material such as pathogenesis, immune responses, and clinical management.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a quick, concise review of infectious agents. This type of book is helpful for reviewing material when preparing for an examination. It does a good job of concisely covering a very large amount of information in a clear and simple format.
Audience: This book is written for students studying for examinations especially medical students. However, it would be useful for residents preparing for board certification.
Features: The book is divided into several sections. The first section is a general introduction that includes the pathogenesis of infections, biology of the infectious agents, and the immune response of the host. The next three sections detail infections caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites. This is followed by a section on general clinical laboratory principles and antibiotics. The last section covers the patient presentation of infections from various anatomical sites. The only disappointment in this book is the lack of images for the various infectious agents. The incorporation of clinical specimens, gram stains, parasite examinations would greatly enhance this review of infectious agents.
Assessment: This book offers a good review of medical microbiology. The information is succinct and easy to follow. It is very similar to other review books in medical microbiology. Some good quality images would enhance its usefulness.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859962541
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Instant Notes Series
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

William Irving, Department of Microbiology, Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham

Tim Boswell, Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust

Dlawer Ala'Aldeen, Department of Microbiology, Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

A. Microbial pathogenesis. B. Human pathogens: viruses. C. Human pathogens: bacteria. D. Human pathogens: eukaryotic microorganisms. E. Infections: diagnosis, treatment and prevention. F. Clinical manifestations of infection. Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)