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Mims' Medical Microbiology (Medical Microbiology Series) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Goering , Hazel Dockrell , Mark Zuckerman , Ivan Roitt , Peter L. Chiodini
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mims’ Microbiology makes it easy for you to learn the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLE. Using a clinically relevant, systems-based approach, this popular medical textbook accessibly explains the microbiology of the agents that cause diseases and the diseases that affect individual organ systems. With lavish illustrations and straightforward, accessible explanations, Mims’ Microbiology makes this complex subject simple to understand and remember.

  • Learn about infections in the context of major body systems and understand why these are environments in which microbes can establish themselves, flourish, and give rise to pathologic changes. This systems-based approach to microbiology employs integrated and case-based teaching that places the "bug parade" into a clinical context.
  • Grasp and retain vital concepts easily thanks to a user-friendly color-coded format, succinct text, key concept boxes, and dynamic illustrations.
  • Effectively review for problem-based courses with the help of chapter introductions and "Lessons in Microbiology" text boxes that highlight the clinical relevance of the material, offer easy access to key concepts, and provide valuable review tools.
  • Approach microbiology by body system or by pathogen through an extensively cross-referenced "Pathogen Review" section.
  • Access the complete contents online at, along with downloadable illustrations…150 multiple choice review questions... "Pathogen Parade"...and many other features to enhance learning and retention.
  • Enhance your learning and absorb complex information in an interactive, dynamic way with Pathogen Parade – a quickly searchable online glossary of viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
  • Deepen your understanding of epidemiology and the important role it plays in providing evidence-based identification of key risk factors for disease and targets for preventive medicine. A completely re-written chapter on this topic keeps abreast of the very latest findings.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 35489 KB
  • Print Length: 580 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Saunders; 5 edition (29 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008QOW18G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #478,470 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for undergraduate reference 13 Jan. 2013
By James
Mims' Medical microbiology is a well written and detailed textbook on microbiology. The book takes a standard approach to the subject with introductory chapters on all the different types of pathogens, basic immunology and the interaction between pathogens and the host's defences.

The book then takes the reader through each of the body systems and outlines the common & important infections with common causative agents. The book uses multiple images to illustrate points being made, as well as having histology sections and x-rays providing the reader with a greater range of knowledge.

Finally the book has a section on diagnostic techniques and drug therapy, which provides excellent detail on how the drugs work. This gives the book a one stop feel that allows every aspect of microbiology to be covered.
The book provides excellent level of detail, and would be a valuable resource to any undergraduate student, especially those that feel microbiology is a particularly difficult subject.

Book reviewed as part of Elsevier Student Rep Scheme
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good for undergraduate microbiologists 21 Feb. 2016
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I'm in the third year of studying a microbiology-based degree in the UK and I love this textbook. I originally borrowed it from the university library but just had to buy my own copy. It is really thorough in its coverage of infectious diseases of the body, as well as the immune response and even therapeutic agents. Three of my fellow students have bought this book after me recommending it and showing it to them. I haven't used the online function but it sounds useful too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab; Glasgow University Student Nurse 2 Jan. 2014
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Absolutely fantastic, had everything I need for my microbiology module and clearly explained it all. I would definitely recommend it to any student nurses struggling with microbiology!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super quick delivery 22 Oct. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Despite it stating that it may take up to 23 days for the book to come it took only 3. The book was also a lot cheaper than buying it from other sellers.
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Mim's medical microbiology is a detailed textbook covering this area of the medical curriculum that is not well taught as part of the medical curriculum. Currently in most medical schools we are expected to teach ourselves the relevant PBL with either only one, a few or no modules on microbiology yet it links into the majority of modules we encounter. As such a textbook that adequately addresses this aspect of the undergraduate curriculum would be a great addition to any medical student library.

Having received a free copy of this textbook, I would suggest to any medical student who struggles with this area or has a particular interest to consider borrowing this book from their university library. Though aimed at a medical student audience, this book goes into detail beyond what is required for most undergraduate curriculum. It is however a very detailed and logical book that is easy to follow with useful diagrams that allows you to pick it up and either go for the relevant chapter/section or start from the beginning.

The book is structured like most medical microbiology textbooks with the first section addressing `The Adversaries - Microbes' which gives a tour of bacteria, viruses, fungi, host-parasite relationship. It then moves on to detail `The Adversaries - Host Defences' looking at immunology briefly then linking in section 3 `The Conflicts' to detail the interaction of these. The major section of the book then goes through the `Clinical Manifestation and diagnosis of infections by body system' which is a great section to jump to and then go to the relevant system you are studying. Finally the book concludes with a section on antibiotics.
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