You can go to class, or you can read a big fat ugly book, and still you won't learn about micro bugs until you buy this book. AN EXCELLENT REVIEW on almost all of the important bacteria, fungi, virus and parasites. The toons are very funny (and you keep them in your head all your life ). And for learning the basics on antibiotics it is wonderful. This book has helped me in the most desperate conditions (impossible exams), and believe me, YOU GOTTA HAVE IT !
This book has everything you need to know about Microbiology, and prepares you wonderfully for the shelf exam and the national boards. The text is clear and very well organized. You will memorize tons of information just by reading and watching the diagrams. BUY IT!
reader friendly text accompanied by humourous memorable cartoons,(many worthy of "R. Crumb")& whitty mnemonics. Occasionally goes a bit overboard in it's "cuteness". However the concise summary tables & it's overall enthusiasm made this book a hard-to-beat investment in time & money.
This book is the best. It helped me sail through my exams as one of the students that managed to answer all the unexpected microbiology questions. It actually makes you want to read it, even if you don't think you have to. And allthough some of the drawings are a bit far out, the good ones stay with you.
This was and is the best microbiology book out there. Clever mnemonics and images for the visual learner. Complete yet concise tables at the end of every chapter. GREAT for FIRST OR SECOND YEAR. GET IT NOW! You will kick yourself for not getting it sooner.
Not only is this great for microbiology, but it has also helped me out a lot with the infectious disease portion of my pathology course and the antibiotics section of my pharmacology class. This is a whole lot more fun to read than the regular text, has good information, and provides great mnemonics - both verbal and visual.
The book is very concise, very complete. The nemonics are great to remember. I used it for the microbiology course, and I did great. Now I'm using it to prepare for the boards. I really sugest it as the best board review I have found till now.