Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

An Illustrated Colour Text


  • W. John Spicer, MBBS(Melbourne), FRACP, FRCPA, FACSHP, FASM, DTM&H(Sydney), DipBact(London), Senior Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Alfred Hospital, and Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre; Senior Consultant in Microbiology, Alfred Hospital, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Comprehensive yet compact, CLINICAL MICROBIOLOBY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES is the ultimate user-friendly manual for students and specialists alike. Equally suitable for initial study or quick reference, the logical arrangement and colour-coded summary format belie the extensive scope of this book as an information resource. Clear, accurate, up-to-date, wide-ranging, and memorable!
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Book information

  • Published: November 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10303-2


"...this book includes a number of features that make it very useful. In each chapter, a highlighted area briefs readers on the important issues of each organism. This is very helpful for those needing a quick review. A page in the front of the book includes the microbial name changes that have occurred recently, something I have not seen in other similar books. Throughout the book are very good clinical pictures of the disease caused by microbial agents as well as pictures of the pathology and stained specimens.
This book is well organized and easy to use as a quick reference. I am impressed with the quality of the pictures and figures that describe the microorganisms.
This would be the book to recommend to those who need a quick refresher on infections."
Doody's Book Review

Table of Contents

Microbes. Microbial attack and control by intrinsic defences. Specific pathogens. Microbial attack succeeds: clinical infection. Microbe control by extrinsic defences.