A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from AIDS to flesh-eating bacteria to ebola, mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, etc. Significant updates. Excellent Board review.
About the Author
Dr. Gladwin is Division Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Director, Vascular Medicine Institute of the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Trattler is in private practice.
Dr. Mahan is Division Head, Infectious Diseases
Charles George VA Hospital-Asheville
I’ve had the advantage of being introduced to this wonderful book. Learning microbiology can be overwhelming coming from class notes and so this book came as a blessing 3 years ago and now as I prepare for national boards. There are simple mnemonics that help you not only understand, but quickly memorize information. This way, your studies are more efficient when a gross amount of information needs to be memorized. Many times I found myself referring to this wonderful book more than my notes. If you are a visual learner you will love the cartoons that quickly explain an organism/infection. You may forget certain information during your intense education, but you will certainly remember those visuals for exams and years down the road. Trust me, its MADE RIDICULOUSLY SIMPLE!!!
This text lays out the information you need to know about microbes in a very easy to read manner. I find myself enjoying reading and learning from the images designed to help recall. It has been helpful to use in addition to assigned lectures, and find myself first reading the appropriate material in this text prior to studying the lecture slides. It makes my studies 100% easier and I feel like I am retaining the information better as a result. I’m glad I found this text prior to boards. I’m sure it will be a text I will continue to cite in the future.
This book was a lifesaver during my microbiology course in med school. Not only did it take an overwhelming amount of information and make it easier to learn and memorize, but it also was really funny! Even years later I still remember many of the mnemonics! This book has been a classic and a must-have for med students across the country. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone taking a a microbiology course.
Product Details :
- Series: Made Ridiculously Simple
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Medmaster; 6 edition (August 5, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935660152
- ISBN-13: 978-1935660156
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches