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Case Files Microbiology, Second Edition
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More than 50 clinical cases help you excel in your microbiology coursework and on the USMLE Step 1

The Case Files series is an award-winning learning system proven to improve exam scores. This series helps you to learn in the context of real patients instead of simply memorizing. Case Files: Microbiology: Second Edition presents 50+ clinical cases with open-ended questions which weave basic science concepts into the clinical scenario. Each case includes an extended discussion (including definitions and a pathophysiology discussion), key points, and 3-5 USMLE-style comprehension questions. The authors are experienced teachers from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas and Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California.


Section I: Applying the Basic Sciences to Clinical Medicine
Part 1: Approach to Learning Microbiology
Part 2: Approach to Disease
Part 3: Approach to Reading
Section II: Antimicrobial Therapy
Part 1: Antibacterial Agents
Part 2: Antiviral Agents
Part 3: Antifungal Agents
Part 4: Antiparasitic Agents
Section III: Clincal Cases
Fifty Case Scenarios
Section IV: Listing of Cases
Listing by Case Number
Listing by Disorder (Alphabetical)


ISBN-13: 9780071643153
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: May, 2008
Pages: 432

Subcategories: Microbiology


Eugene C. Toy, MD is a dual certified family physician and ob/gyn and is Academic Chief and Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He also oversees the ob/gyn clerkship at Christus-St. Joseph Hospital and is actively involved in teaching medical students.

Cynthia R. Skinner DeBord, PhD is Adjunct Faculty, Biology at Tomball College in Tomball, TX. She was formerly the microbiology course director at UT—Houston School of Medicine.

Audrey Wanger, PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at The University of Texas—Houston Medical School in Houston, TX.

Gilbert A. Castro, PhD is Vice President for Health Affairs and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, TX.

Donald Briscoe, MD is the Program Director, Family Practice Residency at The Methodist Hospital—Houston in Houston, TX.

James D. Kettering, PhD is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at Loma Linda University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in Loma Linda, CA.