Key Features

  • Find a diagnosis quickly with the popular Diseases by Body System Section.
  • Stay well informed with expanded and updated coverage of nonsocomial infections and much more.
  • Access the full text contents of the entire 2-volume set online with a fully searchable website with case studies (ideal tool for learning and review for the Boards), ID secret of the week, disease outbreak maps, Diagnosis algorithms, and a downloadable image library.
  • Receive unparalleled visual guidance from hundreds of full-color photographs and figures.
  • Quickly search information with a consistent chapter organization and colorful page layouts.
  • Get clinically-focused guidance from "Practice Points" which demonstrate how to diagnose and treat complicated problems encountered in practice.
  • Make effective diagnoses with a more efficient approach to differential diagnosis—discussions of conditions are presented in proportion to their incidence.
  • Gain a more international view from editors and authors, patient photographs, and treatment perspectives from around the world.


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About the authors

Jonathan Cohen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Infectious Diseases and Dean of the Medical School, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Infectious Diseases

William Powderly

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of School, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, Dublin, Ireland

Steven Opal

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI, USA