Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
- Anthony Nash, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Cedric Mims, Guy's Hospital Medical School, UMDS, London, U.K.
- John Stephen, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, U.K.
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.