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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Meera Narenthiran, B.Sc., D.Ch.(The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences)
Description: The set of cards for medical students is a helpful resource for a quick review of microorganisms.
Purpose: The set of cards is a designed to be a review resource. The authors have achieved their objectives using tables and diagrams.
Audience: The authors intentionally designed the microcards for students in their early years of a medical program and they have successfully achieved their goal.
Features: The cards summarize microorganisms, their morphology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as typical cases. This is a useful tool for students preparing for their exams.
Assessment: The cards are useful, but they could be improved further by using color diagrams and coding. It also would have been beneficial to have some mechanism to keep the cards together, such as a better box or a holder.