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Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple: Color Edition 9th Edition

Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple: Color Edition 9th Edition PDF

Author: Mark T. Gladwin M.D.

Publisher: MedMaster


Publish Date: September 14, 2022

ISBN-10: 1935660497

Pages: 448

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

A well-developed knowledge of clinical microbiology is critical for the practicing physi­cian in any medical field. Bacteria, viruses, and protozoans have no respect for the dis­tinction between ophthalmology, pediatrics, trauma surgecy, or geriatric medicine. As a physician you will be faced daily with the concepts of microbial disease and antimi­crobial therapy. Microbiology is one of the few courses where much of the “minutia” is regularly used by the practicing physician.
This book attempts to facilitate the learning of microbiology by presenting the in-formation in a clear and entertaining manner brimming with memocy aids.

Our approach has been to:

1) Write in a conversational style for rapid assimilation.
2) Include numerous figures serving as “visual memocy tools” and summacy charts at

the end of each chapter. These can be used for “cram sessions” after the concepts have been studied in the text.
3) Concentrate more on clinical and infectious disease issues that are both inter­esting and vital to the actual practice of medicine.
4) Create a conceptual, organized approach to the organisms studied so the student relies less on memocy and more on logical pathophysiology.
The text has been updated to include current information on rapidly developing topics, such as HIV and AIDS (vaccine efforts and all the new anti-HIV medica­tions), Avian Influenza H5Nl, SARS Coronavirus, Ebola virus, Hantavirus, E. coli outbreaks, Mad Cow Disease, brand-new antimicrobial antibiotics, and agents of bioterrorism.
The mnemonics and cartoons in this book do not intend disrespect for any partic­ular patient population or racial or ethnic group but are solely presented as memocy devices to assist in the learning of a complex and important medical subject.
We welcome suggestions for future editions. Despite our best efforts to proofread and edit, mistakes often slip by. We welcome corrections and new mnemonic ideas from stu­dents who read this book (please email to glad [email protected]. If we publish your rockin’ mnemonic (short rhymes, phrases, or other memocy techniques that make the information easier to assimilate and memorize) we will recognize your name with the contribution!
Atlas of Microbiology, which complements this book, is a free interactive download from Medmaster at It accesses many hun­dreds of internet images in Microbiology.


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