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Microbiology for the Health Sciences

Microbiology for the Health Sciences - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0132514644

Cover of Microbiology for the Health Sciences 4TH 97 (ISBN 978-0132514644)
ISBN13: 978-0132514644
ISBN10: 0132514648
Edition: 4TH 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1997
International: No

Microbiology for the Health Sciences - 4TH 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0132514644

Marcus M. Jensen, Donald N. Wright and Richard A. Robison

ISBN13: 978-0132514644
ISBN10: 0132514648
Edition: 4TH 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1997
International: No

A complete, clinically oriented overview of basic medical microbiology, this book provides a taxonomic approach to organism presentation, using a pathogen-oriented sequence that provides an understanding of the microbe in its setting regardless of the site of infection. Its comprehensive coverage is specifically designed to be accessible to students with limited backgrounds in science.


  • Takes a taxonomic approach to the introduction of pathogens, organizing chapters according to taxonomic groups.
  • Features a quick-reference graphic sidebar which visually depicts the basic characteristics of the group under discussion.
  • Maintains a clinical focus, featuring the following elements:
    • An easy-access Body System Disease Reference in the endpapers of the text.
    • Clinical Notes, offering real-life accounts in infectious disease microbiology.
    • A Clinical Summary Table that reviews the clinical content in each chapter.
  • Emphasizes the development of a complete microbiological vocabulary:
    • Key Terms/New Words highlighted where they appear in each chapter and defined in the back of the text.
    • Running Glossary which defines key terms at the foot of the page on which they appear.
  • Offers a complete framework of end-of-chapter review elements:
    • Concept Summary offers a numbered list of concepts recapping the essential points of each chapter.
    • Study Questions designed to challenge and reinforce students' understanding of important facts.
    • Challenge Questions asking students to go beyond memorization and apply their knowledge to a specific problem.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Developments in Medical Microbiology.
2. The Scope of Microbiology.
3. Microscopy.
4. Cellular Anatomy.
5. Metabolic Functions.
6. Genetic Control of Cellular Functions.
7. Growth and Nutrition of Microorganisms.
8. Sterilization and Disinfection
9. Chemotherapeutic Agents.
10. Innate Host Defense Mechanisms.
11. Acquired Immune Responses.
12. Applications of the Immune Response.
13. Host-Microorganism Interactions..
14. Staphylococci.
15. Streptococci.
16. Neisseria.
17. Spirochetes.
18. Anaerobic Bacteria.
19. Gram-Positive Bacilli.
20. Mycobacteria and Related Microorganisms.
21. Enterobacteriaceae.
22. Nonfermentative Gram-Negative Bacilli.
23. Vibrio Campylobacter, and Helicobacter.
24. Haemophilus and Bordatella.
25. Brucella, Francisella, Pasteurella and Yersinia.
26. Mycoplasma and Legionella.
27. Chlamydiae and Rickettsiae.
28. Viruses.
29. Introduction to Viral Diseases.
30. Adenoviruses and Poxviruses.
31. Herpesviruses.
32. Hepatitis Viruses.
33. Orthomyxoviruses.
34. Paramyxoviruses.
35. Picor naviruses.
36. Rhabdoviruses.
37. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDS.
38. Other Viruses.
39. Fungi.
40. Protozoa.


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