New Edition
Medical Microbiology,
Edition 9
By Patrick R. Murray, PhD, Ken Rosenthal, PhD and Michael A. Pfaller, MD

Publication Date: 10 Mar 2020

The foremost text in this complex and fast-changing field, Medical Microbiology, 9th Edition, provides concise, up-to-date, and understandable explanations of key concepts in medical microbiology, immunology, and the microbes that cause human disease. Clear, engaging coverage of basic principles, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology help you master the essentials of microbiology?effectively preparing you for your coursework, exams, and beyond.

Key Features

  • Features significant new information on the human microbiome and its influence on the immune and other body systems, and new developments in microbial diagnosis, treatment, diseases, and pathogens.
  • Updates every chapter with state-of-the-art information and current literature citations.
  • Summarizes detailed information in tabular format rather than in lengthy text.
  • Provides review questions at the end of each chapter that correlate basic science with clinical practice.
  • Features clinical cases that illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases.
  • Introduces microbe chapters with summaries and trigger words for easy review.
  • Highlights the text with clear, colorful figures, clinical photographs, and images that help you visualize the clinical presentation of infections.
  • Offers additional study features online, including 200 self-assessment questions, microscopic images of the microbes, videos, and a new integrating chapter that provides hyperlinks between the microbes, the organ systems that they affect, and their diseases.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
About the author
By Patrick R. Murray, PhD, Emeritus Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Ken Rosenthal, PhD, Professor, Augusta University, Augusta, GA and Michael A. Pfaller, MD, Chief Medical Officer, T2 Biosystems, Lexington, Massachusetts, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa College of Medicine and College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa
Table of Contents



1              Introduction to Medical Microbiology KEN

2              Human Microbiome in Health and Disease PAT

3              Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antisepsis PAT


General Principles of Laboratory Diagnosis

4              Microscopy and In Vitro Culture PAT

5              Molecular Diagnosis  KEN

6              Serologic Diagnosis KEN


Basic Concepts in the Immune Response – ALL CHAPTERS KEN

7              Elements of Host Protective Responses

8              Innate Host Responses

9              Antigen-Specific Immune Responses

10           Immune Responses to Infectious Agents

11           Antimicrobial Vaccines



12           Bacterial Classification, Structure, and Replication KEN

13           Bacterial Metabolism and Genetics KEN

14           Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis KEN

15           Role of Bacteria in Disease PAT

16           Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases PAt

17           Antibacterial Agents PAT - 35

18           Staphylococcus and Related Gram-Positive Cocci

19           Streptococcus and Enterococcus

20           Bacillus

21           Listeria and Related Gram-Positive Bacteria

22           Mycobacterium and Related Acid-Fast Bacteria

23           Neisseria and Related Genera

24           Haemophilus and Related Bacteria

25           Enterobacteriaceae

26           Vibrio and Related Bacteria

27           Pseudomonas and Related Bacteria

28           Campylobacter and Helicobacter

29           Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Rods

30           Clostridium

31           Non–Spore-Forming Anaerobic Bacteria

32           Treponema, Borrelia, and Leptospira

33           Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma

34           Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, and Related Bacteria

35           Chlamydia and Chlamydophila


Virology – ALL KEN

36           Viral Classification, Structure, and Replication

37           Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis

38           Role of Viruses in Disease

39           Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases

40           Antiviral Agents and Infection Control

41           Papillomaviruses and Polyomaviruses

42           Adenoviruses

43           Human Herpesviruses

44           Poxviruses

45           Parvoviruses

46           Picornaviruses

47           Coronaviruses and Noroviruses

48           Paramyxoviruses

49           Orthomyxoviruses

50           Rhabdoviruses, Filoviruses, and Bornaviruses

51           Reoviruses

52           Togaviruses and Flaviviruses

53           Bunyaviridae and Arenaviridae

54           Retroviruses

55           Hepatitis Viruses

56           Prion Diseases



57           Fungal Classification, Structure, and Replication

58           Pathogenesis of Fungal Disease – add section on mycotoxins and mycotoxicoses

59           Role of Fungi in Disease

60           Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Disease

61           Antifungal Agents

62           Superficial and Cutaneous Mycoses

63           Subcutaneous Mycoses

64           Systemic Mycoses Caused by Dimorphic Fungi

65           Opportunistic Mycoses

66           Fungal and Fungal-Like Infections of Unusual or Uncertain Etiology



67           Parasitic Classification, Structure, and Replication

68           Pathogenesis of Parasitic Diseases

69           Role of Parasites in Disease

70           Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasitic Disease

71           Antiparasitic Agents

72           Intestinal and Urogenital Protozoa

73           Blood and Tissue Protozoa

74           Nematodes

75           Trematodes

76           Cestodes

77           Arthropods



Book Reviews

"As an introduction to medical microbiology for students, this book is excellent. The updated edition justifies replacing the previous editions.  The writing is excellent and the subject material is organized very well. The book is very well illustrated with clear, easy-to-understand color graphics."

-Eric Brown, PhD (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Doody's Review Service

Book details
ISBN: 9780323673228
Page Count: 872
Illustrations : Approx. 611 illustrations (577 in full color)
Retail Price : £72.99
Medical students, advanced undergraduate microbiology majors
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