MIMS Medical Microbiology 5th edition is a good book for microbiology with all the essential concepts of medical microbiology
MIMS Medical Microbiology fifth edition continues the successful past approach of employing the dual viewpoints of basic science and system-based clinical application to present the conflict between infectious disease and host response. The title remains Mims’ Medical Microbiology, recognizing the founding contribution of Cedric Mims to this work. Derek Wakelin, who played such a major part in earlier editions, has relinquished his role as a main author and we gratefully acknowledge his contribution.
This edition continues descriptive illustrations of ‘Conflicts’ in the introductory chapters as well as chapter-specific ‘Lessons in Microbiology’ and ‘Key Facts’ summaries. Discussion of microbial genomics, detection and diagnosis of infection, antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, immune defence, tables, figures and the Pathogen Parade (now online-only) have all been updated. Chapter 32, Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases, represents a total revision of text previously entitled Strategies for Control. Bibliographic references continue to include current Internet-based resources. Online access to interactive extras is provided via Elsevier’s STUDENT CONSULT website (www. studentconsult.com) including chapter-specific questions and answers, mostly in USMLE format.
The contribution of molecular approaches to our understanding of pathogen–host response interaction has never been greater than it is today. The challenge is to incorporate this wealth of information into a logical and unified approach to the subject that is readable, exciting, and informative. We believe that is what the student will find in this new edition of Medical Microbiology.
As in previous editions, we again express our sincere appreciation of the many colleagues who have helped in a variety of ways in the production of this text, particularly Mel Smith. Those who have kindly allowed us to use their illustrative material are duly acknowledged in the figure legends. We thank the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine for providing the portrait photographs used in the historical profiles. Other colleagues have patiently answered our questions and given valuable advice, ensuring accuracy and clarity as far as possible. Any remaining errors are entirely the responsibility of the authors. We would also like to thank the editorial and production staff of Elsevier, who have been unfailingly helpful and efficient.