The twenty-sixth edition of Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg's
Medical Microbiology remains true to the goals of the first edition
published in 1954 "to provide a brief, accurate and up-to-date presentation
of those aspects of medical microbiology that are of particular significance
to the fields of clinical infections and chemotherapy." The 26th
edition has included the following new features!
• Addition of concept checks after major sections within chapters.
• Chapter Summaries at the end of each chapter.
number of new and revised review questions.
• Full color
photographs and photomicrographs of the previous edition.
chapters have been revised extensively consistent with the tremendous
expansion of medical knowledge afforded by molecular mechanisms, advances in
our understanding of microbial pathogenesis and the discovery of novel
New also to this edition is Barbara
Detrick, PhD, Professor in the Division of Clinical Immunology in the
Department of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Detrick's extensive expertise in clinical immunology, and in particular
the role of cytokines in health and disease, will add significantly to the
current and future editions and we welcome her participation.
The authors hope that the changes to this edition will be
helpful to the student of microbiology.
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