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Medical Microbiology: A Guide to Microbial Infections: Pathogenesis, Immunity, Laboratory Diagnosis and Control [Paperback]

David Greenwood , Richard C. B. Slack , John F. Peutherer , Michael R. Barer
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6 Jun 2007 0443102090 978-0443102097 17th Revised edition
Now in full colour, this new edition of the bestselling "Medical Microbiology" covers: microbial biology; infection and immunity; bacterial pathogens and associated diseases; viral pathogens and associated diseases; fungal pathogens and parasitic infections; and, diagnosis, treatment and control of infection. The major portion gives an organism-based systematic coverage of microbiology. Each organism is considered under a standard set of headings: Description, Pathogenesis, Clinical features, Laboratory diagnosis, Treatment, and Epidemiology. The section on immunology covers that part of the subject that is of direct relevance to the understanding of microbial infection.

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  • Paperback: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 17th Revised edition edition (6 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0443102090
  • ISBN-13: 978-0443102097
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 19.1 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Greenwood and Co seem to have included all information relevant to medical and other health care students which is readable, to the point and interesting. The text is also interspersed by numerous pictures, some of clinical examples other of bacterial other bonus of this book is that it doesn't look as big as some of the other microbiology books so it's a less daunting task to pick it up.""Medical Student, Cardiff University, UK""A vibrant, digestible & fully comprehensive text! Medical Microbiology by Greenwood et al contains everything a medical student or microbiologist could desire; the chapters are arranged logically, the quantity of information is ample and is matched only by the quality. The book opens with an introduction suited to both the under & postgraduate. Chapters are arranged by kingdom, allowing any one pathogen to be located effortlessly, with its; morphology, clinical course, investigations, diagnosis, treatment, and much more laid out in conjunction. Online supplementation includes an extensive image & pharmaceutical library which is indispensible in modern study. There is more than enough information to satisfy any rhapsodic student! Although it should be devoured in separate sittings and the methods may differ slightly from current/future medical protocol, it is my first point of reference for any microbiological question. Having searched for the perfect microbiology text for some time, I have finally succeeded.""Medical Student, University of East Anglia, UK" .".".all [medical students] should consider [this] a useful reference during their studies and beyond." - "Microbiology Today" "This outstanding resource for medical students and residents training in the fields of pathology and infectious disease successfully brings together the main branches of microbiology -- bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology...The book is straightforward, logically organized, and well referenced. Addition o

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4.0 out of 5 stars Just about the write level of detail 13 Aug 2003
A relatively easy-to-read book, it covers all the types of infection you can expect to meet at University, although some do lack a little detail.
The book is split into chapters with each one covering a particular class of pathogen, generally organised by genus (Salmonella, Mycobacterium, Campylobacter, Adenovirus, Helminths etc.) which makes it easier to find extra notes, especially since most courses cover types of infection rather than individual microbes.
My main complaint is that there is a lack of consistency in organisation and content from chapter to chapter (since each chapter is written by a different expert). This can sometimes make it difficult to revise from since you can't necessarily get the answers to the same questions for each bug. However, you can be assured that if the fact you're after isn't in here or in your lecture notes, then it probably isn't worth knowing (or they haven't found it out yet).
A decent textbook for any pathology/pathogenesis based microbiology course.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for pre-Part 1 FRCPath 23 July 2009
Bought this book with the idea of using as my primary study aid for Part 1 FRCPath. Not disappointed. This new edition has a few more colour pics, which always helps i feel. Great breakdown of pathogens by type into easily readable chapters. For those that like a more clinical based approach then i might suggest Mim's Medical Microbiology. Using both together is ideal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference for infectious microbes 10 Feb 2009
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I recently bought the 17th edition of Medical Microbiology and am very impressed with this book.

It begins with some basics on microbiology (both bacteriology and virology) followed by a concise section on host responses to microbes, and then more detail on different classes of bacteria, viruses, fungal and parasitic infections. This layout, along with a good balance of figures, makes it a very user friendly book.

It serves as an excellent reference point for checking up on different microbes with key-points summarised at the end of each section. However, if you are looking for really in-depth information on a particular infection this probably isn't the book for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For the readers! 8 Nov 2011
Great book for reading up on things!
Really good grounding but doesn't go into all the detail in the world... it's big enough already!
Great book though, has all basic info needed for a MSc course and lots extra too.
Buy it!!
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