Paul de Kruif (1890-1971), a bacteriologist and pathologist, was a prolific author on the subject of medical science. He lived in Michigan and taught for many years at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are.
The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people.
Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.
After four decades of assuming that the conquest of all infectous diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours.
Based on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Central America and the United States, The Coming Plague takes readers from the savannas of eastern Bolivia to the rain forests of northern Zaire on a harrowing, fifty year journey through our battles with the microbes, and tells us what must be done to prevent the coming plague.
654 USMLE-style practice questions test your knowledge and understanding 50 clinical cases illustrate the importance of basic science in clinical diagnosis A complete USMLE-style practice exam consisting of 80 questions Pearls for the USMLE impart important basic science information
Essential for USMLE and medical microbiology course exam preparation, the Fourteenth Edition of Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology helps you understand the clinical relevance of microbiology like no other resource. The book presents a succinct, high-yield review of the medically important aspects of microbiology and immunology, covering both the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology. It also discusses important infectious diseases using a logical organ system approach.
Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Fourteenth Edition emphasizes the real-world clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases and offers a unique mix of narrative text, color images, tables and figures, chapter-ending self-assessment questions with answers, and clinical cases. To further reinforce learning, the book includes concise summaries of medically important microorganisms; a color art program that depict clinically important findings; gram stains of bacteria; electron micrographs of viruses; and microscopic images highlighting fungi, protozoa, and worms.