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Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiologyby Patrick R. Murray
Synopses & Reviews
The reorganized and updated Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, Third Edition, continues to present valuable quick-reference information to the clinical microbiology community in a small package. Easily portable, this new guide retains the format of the previous two editions - condensed information on detection and identification of clinically important microbes. The new edition introduces a second author, specifically on the mycology and mycobacteriology sections, and reflects changes in taxonomy and the emergence of new pathogens and diseases. Reorganization efforts yield the integration of information into separate diagnostic sections, covering bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Another added feature is the increased use of summary tables, which results in a user-friendly Pocket Guide. The third edition is specifically organized to complement the Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 8th Edition. Beyond its utility as a handy laboratory resource, the Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, 3rd Edition, is also a practical tool for teaching medical technologists, pathology residents, and infectious disease fellows and offers a critical starting point for further research on topics presented. The Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology, 3rd Edition, will also be available in PDA format as an eBook, compatible with Palm and all other PDA operating systems.
Book News Annotation:
The latest edition (reorganized to complement the Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 8th ed.) contains condensed information on the detection and identification of clinically important microbes. The guide (which adds an author, Shea, for the mycology and mycobacteriology sections) reflects changes in taxonomy and the emergence of new pathogens and diseases. Useful as a laboratory reference as well as for teaching medical technologists, pathology residents, and infectious disease fellows. The authors are associated with the Clinical Microbiology Service, National Institutes of Health.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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