Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and are increasing in almost every nation, including the United States; they ranked third among the leading causes of death in the U.S. in 1992. Infectious diseases can be caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and other microbes such as fungus. They are part of everyday life, and range in severity from strep throat to AIDS. Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease has been the landmark book in the field. This revised edition provides an up-to-date picture of the global burden of infectious disease. It explains principles clearly and completely, using examples from various infections. It covers the mechanisms for spread of disease, immune response, and recovery, and is ideal as a course text for graduate and undergraduate students.

Undergraduate and graduate students in microbiology and immunology, medical students, and others new to the field of microbiology and infectious diseases.

Paperback, 464 Pages

Published: September 2000

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-498265-9


  • "This is an outstanding book of high scholarship of much interest to immunologists, microbiologists, pathologists and all those concerned with infectious diseases."
    Reviews of previous Editions:, --MOLECULAR MEDICINE TODAY

    "A splendidly imaginative book which will become a trusty companion for many of us."
    "A short but comprehensive description of the mechanisms of infectious disease in an eminently readable form suitable for undergraduates in medicine, veterinary medicine and microbiology. An excellent book which should be read by teachers, students and research workers."
    "In bringing this material together clearly in one short thoughtful volume, Professor Mims offers the student a chance to acquire a sound appreciation of the infectious process."
    "In remains excellent value for money and will I am sure long continue to be a standard text."
    "Clear, well-written text including tables, and impressive schematic drawings."


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