Deriving from Pratt's Fundamentals of Chemotherapy (OUP, 1973), Chemotherapy of Infection (OUP, 1977), and The Antimicrobial Drugs (OUP, 1986), this superb text surveys the drugs used to treat bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infections. It describes in comprehensive detail the mechanisms for both the antimicrobial actions and the adverse clinical effects of the these drugs. No other book provides such a thorough yet readily
accessible discussion of how the body handles antibiotics.
For this edition Eric Scholar has joined Dr Pratt as co-author, and the entire text has been updated. Two completely new chapters on the quinolones and antiretroviral agents have been added. With over 3500 references and numerous charts and tables summarizing each drug's pharmacokinetic properties as well as microbial susceptibility, this is an invaluable resource for graduate students in pharmacology and microbiology, medical students, pharmacy students, infectious disease specialists,
clinical pharmacists, and clinicl microbiologists.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 620
Weight: 1074 g
Dimensions: 253 x 179 x 29 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
"The wealth of information and its orderly presentation justify inclusion of this book in library collections, both personal and departmental...A readable, highly authoritative source of information on the rational basis of antibiotic use in medicine." American Society of Microbiology News
"A well-written book... Contains exceptionally clear explanations of the sub-cellular biochemical mechanisms of actions and the sites of the actions of chemotherapeutic agents. The diagrams, tables, and illustrations are among the best I have seen." Journal of the American Medical Association