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A Clinician’s Dictionary of Pathogenic Microorganisms
  1. P A Riley

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Edited by J H Jorgenson, M A Pfaller. Published by ASM Press, 2004, £29.95 (paperback), pp 282. ISBN 1 55581 280 5

This little pocket sized dictionary is primarily designed to provide clinicians with a convenient means of understanding the clinical features of the microorganisms they encounter. In most situations, this will be when they try to make sense of microbiology reports or understand published articles. As a practising clinical microbiologist, much of my time is taken up in trying to get clinicians to make sense, so I welcome any help that is on offer. The dictionary aims to include information on all the common microbes that are likely to be encountered, as well as some of the more esoteric species that even most microbiologists might struggle to write a …

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