Recognized as one of the most comprehensive texts in clinical microbiology and trusted by the medical profession for over 50 years. *The essential resource in medical microbiology, linking fundamental principles with diagnosis and treatment of microbial infections *Provides a concise, well-illustrated discussion of the roles microorganisms play in human health and illness, with important findings in molecular mechanisms, chemotherapy, and prevention *Reflects the latest techniques in laboratory and diagnostic technologies" ... a very worthwhile book to have in one's library." 3 Stars from Doody, on the Twenty-Second editionThoroughly revised and updated, this book illuminates the association between the molecular mechanisms of microbial growth and pathogenesis and the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Features include: *Comprehensive coverage of basic and clinical microbiology, including immunology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology *Over 200 USMLE-format questions *Morphology and identification of each organism and the pathogenesis, clinical findings, diagnostic laboratory tests, treatment, prevention, and control of resulting infections *Current information on enterobacteriaceae, poxviruses, coronaviruses, AIDS and opportunistic infections, and aspects of germ warfare and bioterrorism *Clinical correlations chapter featuring over 20 cases illustrating the differential diagnosis and management of microbial infections *More than 300 informative illustrations and tablesBrooks, Geo. F. is the author of 'Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg's Medical Microbiology', published 2004 under ISBN 9780071412070 and ISBN 0071412077.