Schaechter's Mechanisms of Microbial Disease provides students with a thorough understanding of microbial agents and the pathophysiology of microbial diseases. The text is universally praised for "telling the story of a pathogen" in an engaging way, facilitating learning and recall by emphasizing unifying principles and paradigms, rather than forcing students to memorize isolated facts by rote. The table of contents is uniquely organized by microbial class and by organ system, making it equally at home in traditional and systems-based curricula. Case studies with problem-solving questions give students insight into clinical applications of microbiology, which is ideal for problem-based learning.
- A new table of contents is uniquely organized by microbial class and by organ system, making it equally at home in traditional and case-based curricula.
- Appendix of quick reference tables featuring Major Bacteria, Review of the Main Pathogenic Bacteria, Review of the Medically Important Fungi, and Review of the Main Pathogenic Viruses
- Increased pedagogical value of figure legends and Paradigm Boxes for increased self-assessment
- Updated art program: additional clinical and pathology-based images as well as improved figure labeling to support visual learning
- Case studies that integrate science and clinical relevance
- Student resources on thePoint: online eBook, image bank, question bank
N. Engleberg MD
Departments of Internal Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Terence Dermody PhD
Elizabeth B. Lamb Center for Pediatric Research Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, TN
Victor DiRita PhD
University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI