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cover image - Mims' Medical Microbiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780702057489
Page Count: 580
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $76.99

Mims' Medical Microbiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

by Richard Goering, BA MSc PhD, Hazel Dockrell, BA (Mod) PhD, Mark Zuckerman, BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCP MSc FRCPath, Ivan Roitt, DSc HonFRCP FRCPath FRS and Peter L. Chiodini, BSc, MBBS, PhD, MRCS, FRCP, FRCPath, FFTMRCPS(Glas)

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Mims' Medical Microbiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780702057489
Page Count: 580
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $76.99
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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.
  • Introduction: A contemporary approach to microbiology


    1. Microbes as parasites

    2. The bacteria

    3. The viruses

    4. The fungi

    5. The protozoa

    6. The helminths and arthropods

    7. Prions

    8. The host–parasite relationship


    9. The innate defenses of the body

    10. Adaptive responses provide a ‘quantum leap’ in effective defense

    11. The cellular basis of adaptive immune responses


    12. Background to the infectious diseases

    13. Entry, exit and transmission

    14. Immune defenses in action

    15. Spread and replication

    16. Parasite survival strategies and persistent infections

    17. Pathologic consequences of infection


    18. Upper respiratory tract infections

    19. Lower respiratory tract infections

    20. Urinary tract infections

    21. Sexually transmitted infections

    22. Gastrointestinal tract infections

    23. Obstetric and perinatal infections

    24. Central nervous system infections

    25. Infections of the eye

    26. Infections of the skin, soft tissue, muscle and associated systems

    27. Vector-borne infections

    28. Multisystem zoonoses

    29. Fever of unknown origin

    30. Infections in the compromised host


    31. Diagnosis of infection and assessment of host defense mechanisms

    32. Epidemiology and control of infectious diseases

    33. Attacking the enemy: antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy

    34. Protecting the host: vaccination

    35. Passive and non-specific immunotherapy

    36. Hospital infection, sterilization and disinfection

  • Richard Goering, BA MSc PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, Hazel Dockrell, BA (Mod) PhD, Professor of Immunology, Department of Immunology and Infection, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, Mark Zuckerman, BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCP MSc FRCPath, Consultant Virologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, South London Specialist Virology Centre, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London School of Medicine, London, UK, Ivan Roitt, DSc HonFRCP FRCPath FRS, Hon Director, Middlesex Centre for Investigative & Diagnostic Oncology, School of Health & Social Sciences, Middlesex University, London, UK and Peter L. Chiodini, BSc, MBBS, PhD, MRCS, FRCP, FRCPath, FFTMRCPS(Glas), Honorary Professor, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Infectious & Tropical Diseases; Consultant Parasitologist, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Department of Clinical Parasitology, London England UK
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