"The author has done a service to the infectious disease community by writing a book that can be used in an infectious disease elective. The chapters in this book are designed to complement patient-oriented teaching. Although there are some minor editing oversights, the overall quality of this first edition is excellent. Certainly, it is in keeping with the goal of preventing the "end of the antibiotic era." This book is recommended for individuals in infectious disease electives and those desiring to review basic infectious disease principles."Southwick, Frederick S. is the author of 'Infectious Diseases in 30 Days' with ISBN 9780071375184 and ISBN 007137518X.