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Infectious Disease Books to Have

Andrej Spec, MD
The list author says: "This is a collection, although incomplete, of the ID books that I own, and would strongly encourage people to own/read. Will try to update. Most are very much worth the time and the money."
Infectious Diseases: Expert Consult: Online and Print - 2 Volume Set, 3e (Infectious Diseases (Armstrong/ Mosby))
Infectious Diseases: Expert Consult: Online and Print - 2 Volume Set, 3e (Infectious Diseases (Armstrong/ Mosby))
"Best book out there if you have a heavy clinical focus."
Fever of unknown origin, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics, 1e (The Clinics: Internal Medicine)
Fever of unknown origin, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics, 1e (The Clinics: Internal Medicine)
"Great book for learning about FUO's"
Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology: Text with CD-ROM, 6e
Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology: Text with CD-ROM, 6e
Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
"It will change the way you think about parasites, and the way you think about the whole world in general."
Infectious Disease: A Scientific American Reader (Scientific American Readers)
Infectious Disease: A Scientific American Reader (Scientific American Readers)
The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS
The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS
Parasites: Tales of Humanity's Most Unwelcome Guests
Parasites: Tales of Humanity's Most Unwelcome Guests
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: 2-Volume Set, 8e
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: 2-Volume Set, 8e
"The gold standard in ID.  A little bit heavy on underlying microbiology, but a must have."
The Power of Plagues
The Power of Plagues
Microbiology: A Photographic Atlas for the Laboratory
Microbiology: A Photographic Atlas for the Laboratory
Invisible Enemies, Revised Edition: Stories of Infectious Disease
Invisible Enemies, Revised Edition: Stories of Infectious Disease
The Woman with a Worm in Her Head: And Other True Stories of Infectious Disease
The Woman with a Worm in Her Head: And Other True Stories of Infectious Disease
Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections
Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections
The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years
The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years
Killer Germs
Killer Germs
Bitten: True Medical Stories of Bites and Stings
Bitten: True Medical Stories of Bites and Stings
"Little tox, little ID, little trauma, but a lot of great reading"
The Imaging of Tropical Diseases: With Epidemiological, Pathological and Clinical Correlation. Volume 1 and 2 (v. 1 & 2)
The Imaging of Tropical Diseases: With Epidemiological, Pathological and Clinical Correlation. Volume 1 and 2 (v. 1 & 2)
Maneater: And Other True Stories of a Life in Infectious Disease
Maneater: And Other True Stories of a Life in Infectious Disease
Atlas of AIDS (Atlas of Infectious Diseases (Mandell))
Atlas of AIDS (Atlas of Infectious Diseases (Mandell))
"I only included the first one.  It is a great book, and the whole series is amazing.  Some are hard to find, but all are worth having."
Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present and Future
Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present and Future
Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (Color Atlas & Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology)
Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology (Color Atlas & Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology)
"Best Micro reference"
HIV and Comorbidities A Case Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management (Oxford American Infectious Disease Library)
HIV and Comorbidities A Case Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management (Oxford American Infectious Disease Library)
"This is how I learned HIV.  Great, a must read for all residents and students who want to know how to take care of HIV patients."
The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
"The discovery of sulfa, from the labs, through the Nazi politics.  Wonderful read."
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
"Arguably the best commentary on why ID matters.  Recently just became much more important to read, given the outbreaks of Dengue, Ebola, Chikungunya etc."
Microbe Hunters
Microbe Hunters
Manson's Tropical Diseases: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 23e
Manson's Tropical Diseases: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 23e
"Best reference for tropical medicine."
Consultations in Infectious Disease: A Case Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Consultations in Infectious Disease: A Case Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management
"Wonderful primer for students and residents.  Learned a lot from it."
Tropical Dermatology, 1e
Tropical Dermatology, 1e
"An absolutely marvelous book to learn from.  Covers a ton of very interesting dermatologic diseases that we do not see in America, and are very much worth knowing about.  Serves as a great reference for returning travelers with a rash."