Students and faculty alike have attested to the extraordinary success rate of the "Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews" - the unparalleled review texts that clarify the essentials students need to know for the Boards through an easy-to-use outline format and illustration program. Now, this series has been expanded to include a complete and current review of microbiology. Designed and edited by top educators, the book helps the student tie together the visual and cognitive elements of learning for superior recognition and recall. More than 600 pictures and diagrams, carefully crafted to complement and amplify the text, are completely integrated with the text. Board-type questions, with detailed explanations of the answers, are included with each chapter. A series of illustrated case studies is also included.