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Overview

The most concise, easy-to-use, and frequently updated review of the medically important aspects microbiology and immunology

Essential for USMLE and medical microbiology course exam preparation, Review of Medical Microbiology, 12e provides a high-yield review of the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology. The book emphasizes the real-world clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases and offers a unique mix of narrative text, color images, tables and figures, Q&A, and clinical cases.

Everything you need to put your USMLE and course exam preparation on the fast track:

  • 654 USMLE-style practice questions test your knowledge and understanding
  • 50 clinical cases illustrate the importance of basic science information in clinical diagnosis
  • A complete USMLE-style practice exam consisting of 80 questions
  • Pearls for the USMLE impart important basic science information helpful in answering questions on the USMLE
  • Self-assessment questions with answers appear at the end of each chapter
  • 50 color images show classic clinical lesions to aid in the diagnosis of infectious diseases
  • 18 color images depict the life cycles of important protozoa and worms
  • Concise summaries of medically important microorganisms are presented together in a separate to facilitate comparison of organisms
  • Numerous tables and figures encapsulate important information
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Reviewer: Rebecca T. Horvat, PhD, D(ABMM)(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is a new edition of a classic review book that covers medical microbiology. The previous edition was published in 2004. This field changes quickly and thus updated information on infectious diseases is needed regularly.
Purpose: The main purpose of this book is to assist students in preparing for the national board exams. It provides a large number of practice exam questions as well as cases to achieve this objective.
Audience: This book is written primarily for second year medical students. The author has had many years of experience in teaching medical students and has incorporated this experience into this review book.
Features: All the different sections of medical microbiology are covered. The book starts with the basic concepts including the structure and growth of bacterial cells, the response of the host to infection, antimicrobial agents, and vaccine strategies. Specific sections covering the various types of pathogens follow this introductory section. Over 500 practice questions and clinical cases conclude the book. The one addition that would make this an outstanding review book would be the inclusion of more photos depicting the infectious agents. High quality images are currently used in examinations to test the student on recognition of pathogens.
Assessment: This is a good book for reviewing medical microbiology. After examining a number of similar texts and teaching students in this area, I would assess this book as adequate but average. However, at a cost of $40, it is not a big investment for medical students and would be helpful during their preparation for national examinations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071774345
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/29/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 710
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Table of Contents

BASIC BACTERIOLOGY
CLINICAL BACTERIOLOGY
BASIC VIROLOGY
CLINICAL VIROLOGY
MYCOLOGY
PARASITOLOGY
IMMUNOLOGY
ECTOPARASITES
CLINICAL CASES
PEARLS FOR THE USMLE
USMLE (NATIONAL BOARD) PRACTICE
QUESTIONS
USMLE (NATIONAL BOARD) PRACTICE
EXAMINATION
INDEX

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