Microbial Pathogenesis: A Principles-Oriented Approach succeeds in moving away from the traditional taxomy-oriented approach (i.e., the infamous bug parade) that produces kwledge overload that can overwhelm even the most astute medical student. The book is organized in seven parts to discuss the major themes of infectious disease. The relevance of medical microbiology to modern medicine is reinforced with clinical cases that involve pathogenic principles, which are illustrated with important microbial pathogens. The appendixes provide valuable information about diagstic medical microbiology, the control of pathogens, and an exhaustive review of medically important pathogens.
B A McClane, Bruce A McClane, Phillips Dowling, T A Mietzner