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The new edition of this popular text presents microbiology in a succinct, easy-to-use, and engaging manner. Clear discussions explain how microbes cause disease in humans, and review the updated vaccines and new antibiotics currently available to treat these diseases. Expert coverage of basic principles, the immune response, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology ensures that you’ll understand all the facts vital to the practice of medicine today. A revised artwork program illustrates the appearance of disease, simplifying complex information, while text boxes and additional summary tables emphasize essential concepts and learning issues for more efficient exam review. Online access to Student Consult—where you’ll find the complete contents of the book, fully searchable...Integration Links to bonus content in other Student Consult titles...updated features for both students and instructors...and much more—further enhances your study and exponentially boosts your reference power.

• Focuses on why the biologic properties of organisms are important to disease in humans, equipping you with a practical understanding of microbiology.

• Examines etiology, epidemiology, host defenses, identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control for each microbe in consistently organized chapters, enabling you to find the information you need fast.

• Features summary tables and text boxes that emphasize essential concepts and learning issues, enabling you to make your exam review more efficient.

• Correlates basic science with clinical practice through review questions at the end of each chapter to help you understand the clinical relevance of the organisms examined.

• Uses clinical cases from literature reports to illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases.

• Features revised artwork—more than 635 brilliant images, nearly all in full color—that offers a more consistent and modern approach to the study of medical microbiology.

• Provides more clinical photographs throughout that help you better understand the clinical applications of microbiology.

• Offers expanded use of summary boxes for bacteria throughout all organism chapters to further enhance your review and learning.

• Includes enhanced Student Consult features including self-assessment questions, clinical cases, animations showing the actions of various important toxins, and a PowerPoint presentation with supplemental images of organisms and stains.

Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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"As someone who has used this book in the past, I know it is excellent for teaching medical students. It also is reasonably priced for students who are dealing with the high cost of medical education. The most valuable features are the excellent pictures and figures that enhance the understanding of complex issues. Each chapter is followed by a few thought-provoking questions that can be used during teaching to encourage deeper understanding of the material.

Although written for medical students in the first years of training, the book also is very useful for students in advanced training such as residency or fellowships." - Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD, D(ABMM)(University of Kansas Medical Center), from Doody's Reviews

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Reviewer: Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD, D (ABMM)(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is the sixth edition of a popular microbiology textbook for medical students first published almost 20 years ago, in 1990. With the rapid changes that occur in infectious agents, this new edition is necessary to update the 2005 edition.
Purpose: The primary goal is to provide a comprehensive textbook for medical students on infectious agents that cause disease in humans. This is clearly very important as new physicians are trained in the importance of diseases caused by microorganisms. This is one of the better textbooks to use for teaching medical students.
Audience: Although written for medical students in the first years of training, the book also is very useful for students in advanced training such as residency or fellowships. The authors who have compiled and organized this book are all experienced teachers and excellent medical diagnosticians.
Features: The textbook is organized in a traditional manner, beginning with some fundamentals on the classification and lifestyles of infectious agents. This is followed by chapters on the host immune responses and how a laboratory diagnosis is made. This prepares readers for the meat of the book, which contains details on specific microbial pathogens. The most valuable features are the excellent pictures and figures that enhance the understanding of complex issues. The short clinical cases that are scattered throughout allow for the practical application of the information presented in the book. Each chapter is followed by a few thought-provoking questions that can be used during teaching to encourage deeper understanding of the material. Also adding value to the book is the online material that includes practice questions so students can test their comprehension.
Assessment: As someone who has used this book in the past, I know it is excellent for teaching medical students. It also is reasonably priced for students who are dealing with the high cost of medical education
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 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 (

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323054706
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/10/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Basic Principles of Medical Microbiology 1. Introduction to Medical Microbiology 2. Bacterial Classification, Structure, and Replication 3. Bacterial Metabolism and Genetics 4. Viral Classification, Structure, and Replication 5. Fungal Classification, Structure, and Replication 6. Parasitic Classification, Structure, and Replication 7. Commensal and Pathogenic Microbial Flora in Humans 8. Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antisepsis

Section 2: Basic Concepts in the Immune Response 9. Elements of Host Protective Responses 10. Humoral Immune Response 11. Cellular Immune Responses 12. Immune Responses to Infectious Agents 13. Antimicrobial Vaccines

Section 3: General Principles of Laboratory Diagnosis 14. Microscopic Principles and Applications 15. In Vitro Culture: Principles and Applications 16. Molecular Diagnosis 17. Serologic Diagnosis

Section 4: Bacteriology 18. Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis 19. Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases 20. Antibacterial Agents 21. Staphylococcus and Related Gram-Positive Cocci 22. Streptococcus 23. Enterococcus and Other Gram-Positive Cocci 24. Bacillus 25. Listeria and Erysipelothrix 26. Corynebacterium and Other Gram-Positive Rods 27. Nocardia and Related Bacteria 28. Mycobacterium 29. Neisseria and Related Genera 30. Enterobacteriaceae 31. Vibrio and Aeromonas 32. Campylobacter and Helicobacter 33. Pseudomonas and Related Bacteria 34. Haemophilus and Related Bacteria 35. Bordetella 36. Francisella and Brucella 37. Legionella 38. Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Rods 39. Clostridium 40. Anaerobic, Non-Spore-Forming, Gram-Positive Bacteria 41. Anaerobic Gram-Negative Bacteria 42. Treponema, Borrelia, and Leptospira 43. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma 44. Rickettsia and Orientia 45. Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and Coxiella 46. Chlamydia and Chlamydophila 47. Role of Bacteria in Disease

Section 5: Virology 48. Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis 49. Antiviral Agents 50. Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases 51. Papillomaviruses and Polyomaviruses 52. Adenoviruses 53. Human Herpesviruses 54. Poxviruses 55. Parvoviruses 56. Picornaviruses 57. Coronaviruses and Noraviruses 58. Paramyxoviruses 59. Orthomyxoviruses 60. Rhabdoviruses, Filoviruses, and Bornaviruses 61. Reoviruses 62. Togaviruses and Flaviviruses 63. Bunyaviridae and Arenaviridae 64. Retroviruses 65. Hepatitis Viruses 66. Unconventional Slow Viruses: Prions 67. Role of Viruses in Disease

Section 6: Mycology 68. Pathogenesis of Fungal Disease 69. Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases 70. Antifungal Agents 71. Superficial and Cutaneous Mycoses 72. Subcutaneous Mycoses 73. Systemic Mycoses Due to Endemic Dimorphic Fungal Pathogens 74. Opportunistic Mycoses 75. Fungal and Fungal-Like Infections of Unusual or Uncertain Etiology 76. Mycotoxins and Mycotoxicoses 77. Role of Fungi in Disease

Section 7: Parasitology 78. Pathogenesis of Parasitic Diseases 79. Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease 80. Antiparasitic Agents 81. Intestinal and Urogenital Protozoa 82. Blood and Tissue Protozoa 83. Nematodes 84. Trematodes 85. Cestodes 86. Arthropods 87. Role of Parasites in Disease


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  • Posted May 4, 2012

    MANY diagrams missing in e version!

    The book itself is very good. However, the e-version does not have rights to a surprisingly large number of images (therefore, they are not included) which I found very disappointing. I would highly suggest AGAINST the Nook version of this book. Go for the textbook.

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    Great diagrams and summaries -- more comprehensive than those fo

    Great diagrams and summaries -- more comprehensive than those found in review books, so a better starting point.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2009

    Excellent Condition! Fast Shipping!

    Everything was exactly as described.
    Good book. Recommended if studying Microbiology.

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