"The first 58 chapters summarize the epidemiology, pathogenesis, manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention (if indicated) of the major bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic disease entities. The remaining 14 chapters cover infectious diseases. I like the way important points are emphasized in red script at the edges of each page. The book is very user-friendly with its icons of organism, disease, and clinical aspects. The book may be less detailed in the arena of infectious diseases."[read more]
"This is a very useful resource for students of basic medical science to use to help in synthesizing material with clinical information. The basic knowledge of bacteria, viruses, etc., should stimulate the intellectual curiosity of students to apply their knowledge in the clinical arena. The updated edition is certainly justified."Ryan, Kenneth J. is the author of 'Sherris Medical Microbiology An Introduction to Infectious Diseases', published 2003 under ISBN 9780838585290 and ISBN 0838585299.