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18 Best Books for Medical Microbiology

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1. Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (Mahon, Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology)

Author: Connie R. Mahon MS, Donald C. Lehman EdD MLS(ASCP)cm SM(NRCM), George Manuselis Jr. MA MT(ASCP)

Providing a reader-friendly “building-block” approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology, this accessible, full-color text helps you develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting. This updated edition has new content on nanomedicine and HIV/AIDS and the immunocompromised patient, including the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. Updated photos offer new examples of automated lab instruments, while case studies, review questions, and learning objectives present information in an easy-to-learn way.

  • A building-block approach encourages you to use previously learned information to sharpen your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Full-color design, with many full-color photomicrographs, prepares you for the reality of diagnostic microbiology.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter supply you with a measurable outcome to achieve by completing the material.
  • A case study at the beginning of each chapter provides you with the opportunity to form your own questions and answers through discussion points.
  • Issues to Consider boxesencourage you to analyze important points.
  • Bolded key terms at the beginning of each chapter equip you with a list of the most important and relevant terms in each chapter.
  •  Points to Remember sectionsat the end of each chapter identify key concepts in a quick-reference, bulleted format.
  • Hands-on procedures describe exactly what takes place in the micro lab, making content more interesting and relevant.
  • Learning assessment questions at the conclusion of each chapter allow you to evaluate how well you have mastered material.
  • Agents of bioterrorism chapter furnishes you with the most current information about this hot topic.
  • Glossary of key terms at the end of the book supplies you with a quick reference for looking up definitions.
  • NEW! Nanomedicine and HIV/AIDS and the immunocompromised patient content supplies you with the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines.
  • NEW! Updated photos familiarize you with the equipment you’ll use in the lab.
  • NEW! Case Checks throughout each chapter tie content to case studies for improved understanding.
  • NEW! An editable and printable lab manual provides additional opportunities to learn course content using real-life scenarios with questions to reinforce concepts.
  • Review questions for each learning objective help you learn to think critically about the information in each chapter, enhancing your comprehension and retention of material.

2. Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology

Author: Connie R. Mahon MS, Donald C. Lehman EdD MLS(ASCP)cm SM(NRCM)

Learn to develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting! The Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 6th Edition uses a reader-friendly “building-block” approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology. This updated edition has new content on viruses like Zika, an expanded molecular chapter, and the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. Updated photos offer clear examples of automated lab instruments, while case studies, review questions, and learning objectives present information in an easy-to-understand, accessible manner for students at every level.

  • A building-block approach encourages you to use previously learned information to sharpen critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Full-color design, with many full-color photomicrographs, prepares you for the reality of diagnostic microbiology.
  • A case study at the beginning of each chapter provides you with the opportunity to form your own questions and answers through discussion points.
  • Hands-on procedures describe exactly what takes place in the micro lab, making content more practical and relevant.
  • Agents of bioterrorism chapter furnishes you with the most current information about this hot topic.
  • Issues to Consider boxesencourages you to analyze important points.
  • Case Checks throughout each chapter tie content to case studies for improved understanding.
  • Bolded key terms at the beginning of each chapter equip you with a list of the most important and relevant terms in each chapter.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter supply you with a measurable outcome to achieve by completing the material.
  • Review questions for each learning objective help you think critically about the information in each chapter, enhancing your comprehension and retention of material.
  • Learning assessment questions at the conclusion of each chapter allow you to evaluate how well you have mastered the material.
  • Points to Remember sections at the end of each chapter identify key concepts in a quick-reference, bulleted format.
  • An editable and printable lab manual provides you with additional opportunities to learn course content using real-life scenarios with questions to reinforce concepts.
  • Glossary of key terms at the end of the book supplies you with a quick reference for looking up definitions.
  • NEW! Content about Zika and other viruses supplies students with the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines.
  • NEW! Expanded Molecular Diagnostics chapter analyzes and explains new and evolving techniques.
  • NEW! Updated photos helps familiarize you with the equipment you’ll use in the lab.
  • NEW! Reorganized and refocused Mycology chapter helps you better understand the toxicity of fungi.
  • NEW! Updated content throughout addresses the latest information in diagnostic microbiology.

3. Koneman’s Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (Color Atlas & Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology)

Author: Gary W. Procop

Now in striking full color, this Seventh Edition of Koneman’s gold standard text presents all the principles and practices readers need for a solid grounding in all aspects of clinical microbiology―bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and virology. Comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and filled with high quality images, the book covers cell and structure identification in more depth than any other book available. This fully updated Seventh Edition is enhanced by new pedagogy, new clinical scenarios, new photos and illustrations, and all-new instructor and student resources.

4. The Short Textbook of Medical Microbiology (Including Parasitology and Entomology)

Author: SATISH GUPTE

5. Jawetz Melnick & Adelbergs Medical Microbiology 

Author: Stefan Riedel (Author), Stephen Morse (Author), Timothy Mietzner (Author), Steve Miller

Since 1954, Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology has been hailed by students, instructors, and clinicians as the single-best resource for understanding the roles microorganisms play in human health and illness. 

Concise and fully up to date, this trusted classic links fundamental principles with the diagnosis and treatment of microbial infections. Along with brief descriptions of each organism, you will find vital perspectives on pathogenesis, diagnostic laboratory tests, clinical findings, treatment, and epidemiology. The book also includes an entire chapter of case studies that focuses on differential diagnosis and management of microbial infections.

Here’s why Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology is essential for USMLE® review: 

• 640+ USMLE-style review questions 
• 350+ illustrations 
• 140+ tables
• 22 case studies to sharpen your differential diagnosis and management skills 
• An easy-to-access list of medically important microorganisms 
• Coverage that reflects the latest techniques in laboratory and diagnostic technologies 
• Full-color images and micrographs 
• Chapter-ending summaries 
• Chapter concept checks

Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology, Twenty-Eighth Edition effectively introduces you to basic clinical microbiology through the fields of bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology, giving you a thorough yet understandable review of the discipline. Begin your review with it and see why there is nothing as time tested or effective. 

6. Medical Microbiology

Author: Patrick R. Murray PhD (Author), Ken S. Rosenthal PhD (Author), Michael A. Pfaller MD

The foremost text in this complex and fast-changing field, Medical Microbiology, 9th Edition, provides concise, up-to-date, and understandable explanations of key concepts in medical microbiology, immunology, and the microbes that cause human disease. Clear, engaging coverage of basic principles, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology help you master the essentials of microbiology―effectively preparing you for your coursework, exams, and beyond.

  • Features significant new information on the human microbiome and its influence on the immune and other body systems, and new developments in microbial diagnosis, treatment, diseases, and pathogens.
  • Updates every chapter with state-of-the-art information and current literature citations.
  • Summarizes detailed information in tabular format rather than in lengthy text.
  • Provides review questions at the end of each chapter that correlate basic science with clinical practice.
  • Features clinical cases that illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases.
  • Introduces microbe chapters with summaries and trigger words for easy review.
  • Highlights the text with clear, colorful figures, clinical photographs, and images that help you visualize the clinical presentation of infections.
  • Offers additional study features online, including 200 self-assessment questions, microscopic images of the microbes, videos, and a new integrating chapter that provides hyperlinks between the microbes, the organ systems that they affect, and their diseases.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

7. Mims’ Medical Microbiology and Immunology, International Edition

Author: Goering

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8. Brock Biology of Microorganisms

Author: Michael Madigan, Kelly Bender, Daniel Buckley, W. Sattley), David Stahl

Brock Biology of Microorganisms is the leading majors microbiology text on the market. It sets the standard for impeccable scholarship, accuracy, and strong coverage of ecology, evolution, and metabolism. The 15th edition seamlessly integrates the most current science, paying particular attention to molecular biology and the genomic revolution. It introduces a flexible, more streamlined organization with a consistent level of detail and comprehensive art program. Brock Biology of Microorganisms helps students quickly master concepts, both in and outside the classroom, through personalized learning, engaging activities to improve problem solving skills, and superior art and animations with Mastering Microbiology.

Also available with Mastering Microbiology.

Mastering Microbiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Microbiology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

9. Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Medical Microbiology & Immunology)

Author: Warren E. Levinson

Save hours of study time, build test taking confidence, and ace the USMLE Step 1 and course exams with most user-friendly, complete, and frequently updated review of medical microbiology and immunology available

There’s no faster or more effective way to prepare for the USMLE Step 1 and course exams than Medical Microbiology & Immunology Examination. Completely updated throughout, the Ninth Edition offers a concise, high-yield review of the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology, with an emphasis on the clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases.

Everything you need for fast and thorough exam preparation:The most frequently updated microbiology review available600+ USMLE-format questionsA complete USMLE-style exam with case-based questionsReview questions and case studies to reinforce essential materialAn emphasis on must-know areas of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunologyAn intense focus on clinical applicationSummaries of important microorganisms for rapid reviewSummary tables that emphasize important epidemiological aspects of infectious diseasesBasic science pearls that summarize fundamental conceptsInformative tables and figuresAn understanding of the clinical relevance of microbiologyRevised and expanded coverage of HIV, hepatitis viruses and immunology

10. Medical Microbiology E-Book: A Guide to Microbial Infections

Author: Michael R. Barer (Author), Will L Irving (Author, Editor), Michael R. Barer MBBS PhD FRCPath

Medical microbiology concerns the nature, distribution and activities of microbes and their impact on health and wellbeing. In spite of the introduction of many antimicrobial agents and immunisations, we continue to face major challenges in combatting infection, not least the gathering crisis in antimicrobial resistance.

Now in a fully revised and updated 19th edition, Medical Microbiology provides comprehensive coverage of infection from the microbial perspective, combining a clear introduction to key principles with a focus explicitly geared to modern clinical practice. It provides ideal coverage for medical and biomedical students – with ‘Key Points’ boxes throughout to highlight the essentials – and sufficient detail to also inform specialists in training.

Building on the success of previous editions, updates in Medical Microbiology 19e include:

  • New and expanded coverage of hot topics and emerging areas important to clinical practice, including:
  • Genomics
  • The Human Microbiome
  • Direct acting antiviral agents for the treatment of HCV infection
  • Molecular methods in diagnostic microbiology
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • A new and improved downloadable eBook (from studentconsult) – for anytime access to the complete contents plus BONUS interactive learning materials:
  • Clinical cases – to introduce how patients with infections present and help relate key principles to practice
  • MCQs for each chapter – to check understanding and aid exam preparation

11. Basic Medical Microbiology

Author: Patrick R. Murray PhD

Authored by the lead author of the bestselling Medical Microbiology and written in the same traditionBasic Medical Microbiology was designed as a straight-forward, practical introduction to this difficult topic. It provides students with a firm foundation in the principles and applications of microbiology, serving as an effective prep tool for examinations and the transition into clinical application.

  • Carefully curated contents focus on the most commonly observed and tested organisms and diseases.
  • Differential diagnosis, organism classification overview, and a list of antimicrobials used to treat infections are provided in the introductory chapter of each organism section, reinforcing the clinical application and relevance.
  • Organized by organism; focuses on the association between an organism and disease.
  • Concise tables and high-quality illustrations offer visual guidance and an easy review of key material.
  • Clinical cases reinforce the clinical significance of each organism.
  • Includes multiple-choice questions to aid in self-assessment and examination preparation.
  • Evolve Instructor Resources, including a downloadable image bank, are available to instructors through their Elsevier sales rep or via request at: https://evolve.elsevier.com
  • Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

12. Sherris Medical Microbiology, Seventh Edition

Author: Kenneth Ryan (Author), Nafees Ahmad (Author), J. Andrew Alspaugh (Author), W. Lawrence Drew (Author), Michael Lagunoff (Author), Paul Pottinger (Author), L. Barth Reller (Author), Megan Reller (Author), Charles Sterling (Author), Scott Weissman (Author)

The most dynamic, comprehensive, and student-friendly text on the nature of microorganisms and the fascinating processes they employ in producing infections disease

A Doody’s Core Title for 2020! 

For more than a quarter-of-a-century, no other text has explained the link between microbiology and human disease states better than Sherris Medical Microbiology, Seventh Edition. Through a vibrant, engaging approach, this classic gives readers a solid grasp of the significance of etiologic agents, the pathogenic processes, epidemiology, and the basis of therapy for infectious diseases.

Part I of Sherris Medical Microbiology opens with a non-technical chapter that explains the nature of infection and the infection agents. The following four chapters provide more detail about the immune response to infection and the prevention, epidemiology, and diagnosis of infectious disease. Parts II through V form the core of the text with chapters on the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases. Each of these sections opens with chapters on basic biology, pathogenesis, and antimicrobial agents. No other text clarifies the link between microbiology and human disease states like Sherris.

• 57 chapters that simply and clearly describe the strains of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can bring about infectious diseases
• Explanations of host-parasite relationship, dynamics of infection, and host response
• A clinical cases with USMLE-style questions concludes each chapter on the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases
• All tables, photographs, and illustrations are in full color
• Clinical Capsules cover the essence of the disease(s) caused by major pathogens
• Margin Notes highlight key points within a paragraph to facilitate review
• In addition to the chapter-ending case questions, a collection of 100 practice questions is also included

13. Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

Author: Mark T. Gladwin

Excellent for USMLE Board Review. A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable updated approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from Ebola to AIDS to flesh-eating bacteria; to mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, Clostridium difficile diagnosis and treatment; treatment of gonorrhea in light of growing antimicrobial resistance; Tuberculosis diagnostics, drugs for treatment of latent TB infection and MDR TB; the latest antibiotics; pandemic flu, including H7N9; SARS-like coronavirus; the latest hepatitis C treatment options; the latest HIV diagnostics and approved HIV meds; Zika virus; Measles and a new chapter on the latest emerging infectious diseases and drug resistant bacteria.

14. Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ASM Books)

Author: Peter H. Gilligan (Author), Daniel S. Shapiro (Author), Melissa B. Miller

Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases challenges students to develop a working knowledge of the variety of microorganisms that cause infections in humans. This valuable, interactive text will help them better understand the clinical importance of the basic science concepts presented in medical microbiology or infectious disease courses.

The cases are presented as “unknowns” and represent actual case presentations of patients the authors have encountered. Each case is accompanied by several questions to test knowledge in four broad areas including the organism’s characteristics and laboratory diagnosis; pathogenesis and clinical characteristics of the infection; epidemiology; and prevention and, in some cases, drug resistance and treatment.

This new fourth edition includes:

  • an entirely new section, “Advanced Cases,” which includes newly recognized disease agents as well as highly complex cases where the interaction of the immune system and human pathogens can be more closely examined
  • a revised “Primer on the Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases” section that reflects the increasing importance of molecular-based assays
  • Forty-two new cases that explore the myriad advances in the study of infectious disease in the past decade
  • Thirty-two updated cases that reflect the current state of the art as it relates to the organism causing the infection

This textbook also include specific tools to assist students in solving the cases, including a table of normal values, glossary of medical terms, and figures illustrating microscopic organism morphology, laboratory tests, and clinical symptoms. Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is a proven resource for preparing for Part I of the National Board of Medical Examiners Exam and an excellent reference for infectious disease rotations.

15. Molecular Medical Microbiology 3rd Edition

Author: Yi-Wei Tang (Editor), Musa Hindiyeh (Editor), Dongyou Liu (Editor), Andrew Sails (Editor), Paul Spearman (Editor), Jing-Ren Zhang (Editor), Max Sussman (Consultant Editor)

Molecular Medical Microbiology was the first book to synthesise the many new developments in both molecular and clinical research in a single comprehensive resource. The molecular age has brought about dramatic changes in medical microbiology, and great leaps in our understanding of the mechanisms of infectious disease. This third edition of Molecular Medical Microbiolog, completely updated, reviewed, and expanded with an extra volume will again be the must-have on every shelf of every hospital lab and university department.   

Molecular Medical Microbiology, Third Edition is a very timely and helpful update for microbiologists, students and clinicians in the ear of increasing use of molecular techniques, changing epidemiology and prevalence and increasing resistance of many pathogenic bacteria.

Written by experts in the field, chapters include cutting edge information, and clinical overviews for each major bacterial group, in addition to the latest updates on vaccine development, molecular technology and diagnostic technology and expanded with an extra fourth volume dedicated to virology.

16. Medical Microbiology Essentials: USMLE® and COMLEX® (Medical School Companion)

Author: Medical School Companion (Author)

Medical Microbiology Essentials is designed with the medical student in mind, and emphasizes the critical concepts which must be understood to excel on the licensing boards. With an emphasis on how the anatomy and physiology of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites predict the pathogenesis in the patient, this review provides a user-friendly rapid review of the clinical importance of infectious disease to today’s doctor. Although most courses emphasize management of the subject by rote memorization, this book encourages the integration of biochemistry, physiology, immunology, pathology and pharmacology to make the material logical and understandable. Issues critical to help students think like a doctor include epidemiology, chief complaint, management of drug resistances and therapy, and natural history of each disease.

17. Medical Microbiology: Medical School Crash Course 

Author: AudioLearn Medical Content Team (Author), Deb Conroy (Narrator), AudioLearn (Publisher)

Written by experts and authorities in the field and professionally narrated for easy listening, this crash course is a valuable tool both during school and when preparing for the USMLE, or if you’re simply interested in the subject of medical microbiology.

The audio is focused and high-yield, covering the most important topics you might expect to learn in a typical medical school medical microbiology course.

Included are both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues and topics you must know to master medical microbiology. The material is accurate, up-to-date, and broken down into bite-sized sections. There is a Q&A and a “key takeaways” section following each topic to review questions commonly tested and drive home key points.

In this course, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Laboratory diagnosis of diseases – microscopy, cultures, serology
  • Human immune system
  • Innate and humoral immune system, vaccines
  • Basic bacteriology
  • Bacterial diseases in humans
  • Basic virology
  • Viral diseases in humans
  • Fungal diseases in humans
  • Protozoal diseases in humans
  • Parasitic diseases in humans
  • Antibacterial medications
  • Antiviral medications
  • Antifungal medications
  • Antiprotozoal medications
  • Antiparasitic medications

Also included is a comprehensive test containing the top 100 most commonly tested questions in medical microbiology with the correct answers.

AudioLearn’s Medical School Crash Courses support your studies, help with USMLE preparation, and provide a comprehensive audio review of the topic matter for anyone interested in what medical students are taught in a typical medical school medical microbiology course.

18. Medical Microbiology and Immunology Flash Cards: with STUDENT CONSULT Online and Print

Author: Ken S. Rosenthal PhD

Completely revised to correlate to Murray’s Medical Microbiology, 8th Edition, these beautifully illustrated, clinically focused flash cards by Ken S. Rosenthal, PhD, cover the essential microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases concepts you need to know for course exams and the USMLE Step 1. Perfect for individual or group study, they’re ideal for quickly mastering must-know information in this challenging field.

  • Reviews each microbial organism’s special features, the diseases it can cause, and the available treatment options.
  • Emphasizes the clinical relevance of microbiology, and provides sample case studies on most cards.
  • Presents USMLE-style study questions for extra exam preparation assistance.
  • Offers outstanding full-color artwork and authoritative content derived from the 6th Edition of the best-selling Medical Microbiology text by Murray, Pfaller, and Rosenthal.
  • Includes Student Consult online access to an interactive version of the flash cards!
  • Completely revised to correlate to Murray’s Medical Microbiology, 8th Edition.

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