Synopses & Reviews
BRS Microbiology and Immunology is a popular volume in the Board Review Series for medical students. Written in a concise, flexible, outline format, this book is intended to cover topics most commonly tested on USMLE. Included are 300 to 500 review questions in the USMLE-style format, and a comprehensive examination. New to the revised Fourth Edition are completely updated content; questions written in vignette format; a page of color plates depicting staining methods; and more information on immunology, parasitology, and fungi.
BRS Microbiology and Immunology is designed specifically for medical and graduate students for successful preparation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). This newest edition features a full-color design and illustrations throughout. The book is divided into 12 chapters and presents both a "bug" approach followed by an organ systems approach. It remains a succinct description of the most important microbiological and immunological concepts and critical details needed to understand important human infections and the immune system function and malfunction. End-of-chapter review tests feature updated USMLE-style questions with rationales and four USMLE comprehensive examinations (in 50 question blocks like Step 1) help test memorization and mastery of the subject.
A companion website offers the fully searchable text and an online question bank.
Table of Contents
1: General Properties of Microorganisms
3: Bacterial Taxonomy
4: Bacterial Diseases
6: Systems-Based and Situational Viral Infections
8: Fungal Diseases
10: Parasitic Diseases
11: Clues for Distinguishing Causative Infectious Agents