Medical Bacteriology: A Practical Approach

Paperback | January 6, 2004

EditorPeter Hawkey, Deirdre Lewis

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The first edition of this book, published in 1995, established itself as the most popular practical guide to frequently used procedures in clinical microbiology laboratories. Because that book and this new edition describe methods in the order in which they would be encountered in thelaboratory it is the perfect bench companion, both for the novice in clinical microbiology, and the eperienced microbiologist who needs to confirm a detail. This new edition, extensively up-dated, encapsulates the practical experience of a group of expert clinical microbiologists and scientistsimparting valuable tips and solutions to both the methodology and interpretation of clinical microbiology results. The book represents a state of the art training aid for the diagnostic microbiology laboratory, and will prove to be an invaluable aid to microbiologists preparing for higherprofessional examinations such as membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and the American Board of Medical Microbiology.

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The first edition of this book, published in 1995, established itself as the most popular practical guide to frequently used procedures in clinical microbiology laboratories. Because that book and this new edition describe methods in the order in which they would be encountered in thelaboratory it is the perfect bench companion, both f...

Professor Peter Michael Hawkey Public Health Laboratory, Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS Phone: 0121 424 1240 Fax: 0121 772 6229 email: peter.hawkey@heartsol.wmids.nhs.uk Professor of Clinical and Public Health Bacteriology (University of Birmingham) and Honorary Consultant (Birmingham Public Health Labo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:436 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.97 inPublished:January 6, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199637784

ISBN - 13:9780199637782

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Table of Contents

1. Davies and Lewis: Bacteriology of Urine2. Murphy and Freeman: Bacteriology of normally sterile body fluids3. O'Hara, Lowes and Smith: Bacteriology of the respiratory tract4. Ison, Davies and Hawkey: Bacteriology of the genital tract5. Baker, Bushell and Hawkey: Bacteriology of superficial and deep tissue infection6. Pedlar and Graham: Bacteriology of intestinal disease7. Brown, Andrews, Winstanley and MacGowan: Antibacterial susceptibility testing8. Reeves and White: Antimicrobial assays9. Lovering: Laboratory computing in medical microbiology10. Hyde and Curley: Quality control and quality assurance11. Hawkey and Kerr: Laboratory investigation of health-care associated infection12. Palmer: Epidemiological methods in the investigation of acute bacterial infections

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"The wealth of well-organized, accurate information within this text constitutes an excellent practical guide for both students and practitioners of bacteriology, within the context of health. University lecturers involved in medical microbiology of biomedical sciences programs are also likely to find the book helpful for preparation of schedules for student laboratory work."--JBE