A significant revision of the original French work published in 1999, Antimicrobial Agents: Antibacterials and Antifungals is a premier reference source for physicians, microbiologists, chemists, pharmacologists and others involved in antimicrobial research and development. This title features more than 1,200 illustrations and 1,500 tables and comprehensively covers the history, chemistry, synthesis, mechanisms of action, pharmacology and efficacy of all antimicrobial agents. Also includes new chapters on Helicobacter pylori and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA).
"This book will become the "go-to" reference for researchers, pharmacists, pharmacologists, microbiologists, and infectious disease physicians as we struggle to fight antibiotic resistance."
-- Rebecca Horvat, PhD, D(ABMM) (University of Kansas Medical Center) Doody's Review
This is a book that should be used by all individuals studying, testing, or prescribing antibiotics. The authors studiously explain each antibiotic by structure, function, metabolic activity, and antimicrobial mechanism of action. They also look at the antibiotic from the bacterial view, thus explaining how antibiotic resistance occurs. In addition, new drugs under development are evaluated by comparison with antibiotics currently in use. This is a treasure trove of useful information.