This is an online version of a textbook that is now out of print. Chapters, written by experts in each field, cover general concepts of microbiology and immunology and the microorganisms of medical interest in bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology. For each organism the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of infection are described. The final section of the book Introduction to Infectious Diseases, is arranged by organ system. The artwork is old (black and white) and some of the content needs update. Technical Remarks: No navigational aids, menu bar or internal links. NO download option for offline browsing.
Type of Material:
Supplement to other reading resources
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To convey the mechanisms and principles of medical microbiology.
Target Student Population:
Upper division undergraduates in pathogenic microbiology and medical students
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic understanding of microbiology
Written clearly and concisely by over 100 experts
Covers the breadth of topics in medical microbiology
The artwork is good, but in black and white.
The tables and images are presented in a logical sequence.
There is no indication of updates to the text.
End of chapter references are old. A search turned up no discussion of SARS in the coronavirus chapter.
Illustrations are in black and white and lack interest.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Easy to access standard information.
Information is well presented, linear style. It can be used as a primary or historical source about the subject.
Lack of currency
No links to other resources
Lack of color and other learning aids.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
All links flow from a single page
Long pages to scroll and read
No ability to download
Navigation requires using back button; no menu bar available
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