This book is a concise review of the medically important aspects of microbiology and immunology. It covers both the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology.
It also discusses important infectious diseases using an organ system approach. Its two major aims are (1) to assist those who are preparing for the USMLE (National Boards) and (2) to provide students who are currently taking medical microbiology courses with a brief and up-to-date source of information.
The goal is to provide the reader with an accurate source of clinically relevant information at a level appropriate for those beginning their medical education. This new edition presents current, medically important information in the rapidly changing fields of microbiology and immunology.
It contains many color micrographs of stained microorganisms as well as images of important laboratory tests. It also includes many images of clinical lesions and highlights current information on antimicrobial drugs and vaccines.