The science of microbiology -- Cell structure -- Classification of bacteria -- Growth, survival, and death of microogranisms -- Cultivation of microorganisms -- Microbial metabolism -- Microbial genetics -- Immunology -- Pathogenesis of bacterial infection -- Normal human microbiota -- Spore-forming gram-positive bacilli: bacillus and clostridium species -- Aerobio non-spore- forming gram-positive bacilli: corynebacterium, listeria, erysipelothrix, actinomycetes, and related pathogens -- The staphylococci -- The streptococci, enterococci, and related genera -- Enteric gram-negative rods (enterobacteriaceae) -- Pseudomonads, acinetobacter -- Vibrios, campylobacter and helicobacter -- Haemophilus, bordetella, brucella, and francisella -- Yersinia and pasteurella -- The neisseriae -- Infections caused by anaerobic bacteria/ Physiology and growth conditions for anaerobes -- Legionellae, bartonella, and unusual bacterial pathogens -- Mycobacteria -- Spirochetes and other spiral microorganisms -- Mycoplasmas and cell wall-defective bacteria -- Rickettsia and related genera -- Chlamydia spp. -- Antimicrobiol chemotherapy/Mechanisms of action of antimicrobial drugsa -- General properties of viruses -- Pathogenesis and control of viral diseases -- Parvoviruses -- Adenoviruses -- Herpesviruses -- Poxviruses -- Hepatitis viruses -- Picornaviruses (enterovirus and rhinovirus groups) -- Reoviruses, rotaviruses, and caliciviruses -- Arthropod-borne and rodent-borne viral diseases -- Orthomyxoviruses (influenza viruses) -- Paramyxoviruses and rubella virus -- Coronaviruses -- Rabies, slow virus infections, and prion diseases -- Human cancer viruses -- AIDS and lentiviruses -- Medical mycology -- Medical parasitology -- Principles of diagnostic medical microbiology -- Cases and clinical correlation. The twenty-seventh edition of Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg?s Medical Microbiology delivers a concise, up-to-date overview of the roles microorganisms play in human health and illness. Linking fundamental principles with the diagnosis and treatment of microbial infections, this classic text has been updated throughout to reflect the tremendous expansion of medical knowledge afforded by molecular mechanisms, advances in our understanding of microbial pathogenesis, and the discovery of novel pathogens.Along with brief descriptions of each organism, you will find vital perspectives on pathogenesis, diagnostic laboratory tests, clinical findings, treatment, and epidemiology. The book also includes an entire chapter of case studies that focuses on differential diagnosis and management of microbial infections.\Here?s why Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg?s Medical Microbiology is essential for USMLE review:\?650+ USMLE-style review questions \?300+ informative tables and illustrations \?23 case studies to sharpen you differential diagnosis and management skills \?An easy-to-access list of medically important microorganisms \?Coverage that reflects the latest techniques in laboratory and diagnostic technologies \?Full-color images and micrographs \?Chapter-ending summaries \?Chapter concept checks\Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg?s Medical Microbiology introduces you to basic clinical microbiology through the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology, giving you a thorough yet understandable review of the discipline.