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Burton's Microbiology for the Health Sciences, 9th Edition

Written in a straightforward and engaging style, this premier textbook provides students with the foundation in microbiology that they need to perform their day-to-day duties in a safe and knowledgeable manner. Coverage includes the core themes and concepts outlined for an introductory course by the American Society for Microbiology.

Developed for current and future healthcare professionals, the text offers vital coverage of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents, epidemiology and public health, hospital-acquired infections, infection control, and the ways in which microorganisms cause disease. This comprehensive new Ninth Edition explores the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic human diseases, including patient care, and how the body protects itself from pathogens and infectious diseases.

A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include case studies, additional self-assessment exercises, plus animations and special features that provide additional insight and fun facts on selected topics.


– “I especially liked the tables – they’re good summaries of important facts about the diseases, the causative agents and sometimes the treatment modalities. The anatomy drawings are very good — and again serve as a good reference for other courses. I like the artwork depicting infectious disease and immunizations and illness in general that are the book. Sometimes these are the things a student will remember!” — “Thus length does matter. Too much information leads to overwhelming students as much as too little information stupefies them. I believe that your author has hit a happy medium.” — “Although I would recommend that the text be covered in its numbered sequence, the book is written so that each individual instructor (orstudent for that matter) can adjust the order of the material.”

I utilized this text for my microbiology class in undergrad. It lists the major parasites, molds and bacteria. Parasites were the most interesting because it shows you what foods are associated with what parasite. Pretty gross stuff but was not boring at all. I also used:

Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Question and Answers, isbn 0971999635, to help me with test preparation. The questions were quite similar to what I found on my college microbiology tests. Both books helped me to achieve very good scores on my tests.

Product Details :

  • Series: Microbiology for the Health Sciences
  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Ninth, North American Edition edition (February 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605476730
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605476735
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.3 x 11 inches

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