Medical Microbiology



Patrick R. Murray
Medical Microbiology

Medical Microbiology is perfect for medical students who need a clear and concise explanation of the basic principles of microbiology. While the textbook offers a thorough examination of each microbe it covers from etiology to epidemiology, emphasis is placed on clinically relevant information such as host defenses, diagnosis and prevention.

Clarity is Key

Consistency throughout the text helps facilitate the learning process. Each chapter is cleverly organized around key concepts with text boxes and summary tables that highlight all of the essential information needed for acing exams. Colorful images and figures are provided to help students fully grasp the more complicated microbes and their diseases.

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Science vs. Practice

Medical Microbiology makes a clear connection between the basic science of microbes and the clinical relevance of each organism. With clinical cases used to illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease, the textbook is written to help students apply their knowledge of microbes in a medical context. The latest edition highlights the microbiome - as microorganisms within the human body are increasingly becoming a key aspect of many medical practices - as well as introduce emerging aspects related to personalized medicine.

Read and Assess

Medical Microbiology comes with a free interactive eBook that you can access online or offline through Student Consult. You can use this digital platform to learn on the go and access bonus materials, including videos, animations self-assessment questions written to help you gauge your strengths and weaknesses. You can even personalize your eBook(s) with easily retrievable notes and highlighted text. By using this platform to sharpen your skills and challenge yourself to do better, you’ll definitely get the most out of your medical education.

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