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Science  25 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5555, pp. 591
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5555.591b

With its simple, easy-to-understand diagrams and concise writing, Medical Microbiology should appeal to med students as well as doctors and infectious-disease researchers looking for a quick refresher. Written by specialists and edited by Samuel Baron of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, the more than 100 chapters wade through the many kinds of malevolent bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, worms, and other pathogens ready to assail our bodies. Readers can get the lowdown on ordinary diseases such as strep throat and flu and on rare killers such as Ebola fever. Other chapters cover the immune system (the good guys) as well as treatments.


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