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The second volume of Encounters in Microbiology includes 16 new medical mysteries pulled from Discover Magazine's Vital Signs. Chosen and introduced by renowned author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville, each gripping account follows emergency room physicians and specialists on their race to uncover and treat the life-threatening microbial diseases facing their patients. These medical detectives need all of their experience, intuition, and a few critical observations to identify the puzzling illnesses.
With a new section discussing the steps taken when diagnosing patients, and engaging Questions to Consider sections, Encounters of Microbiology, Volume 2 is an exhilarating read for students or anyone interested in the exciting world of microbiology.
1. A Woman’s Terrible Stomach Pain Turns Deadly, by Tony Dajer
2. Bad Fever, by Claire Panosian Dunavan
3. Is That Lump Malignant? by Mark Cohen
4. Microbes That Maim, by Sheri Fink
5. Mystery Rash, by Claire Panosian Dunavan
6. Why Can’t He Walk? by Paul Austin
7. Bull’s-Eye, by Claire Panosian Dunavan
8. Can She Survive the Cure? by Stewart Massad
9. Gut Attack! by Tony Dajer
10. A Killer Raves On, by Claire Panosian Dunavan
11. Why are His Eyes Crossed? by Mark Cohen
12. The Sleeping Giant, by Tony Dajer
13. Who’s That? by John R. Pettinato
14. Just an Upset Stomach? by Claire Panosian Dunavan
15. Bad Blood, by Mark Cohen
16. A Task in the Yard Turns Lethal, by Claire Panosian Dunavan
Jeffrey Pommerville has a Ph.D. in Cell and Organismal Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Georgia, he was an assistant professor of biology at Texas A&M University. For the past 14 years, he has been Professor of Biology at Glendale Community College where he teaches introductory biology and microbiology. He has 20 years of research experience in cell biology and microbiology and has authored over 35 peer-reviewed papers in national and international research journals. For the past three years, he was the principal investigator for Systemic Reform In Science (SyRIS), a project funded by the National Science Foundation that was designed to improve student outcomes in science through changes in curriculum and pedagogy that align with national systemic reform initiatives. In 2003, he was awarded the Gustav Ohaus Award (College Division) for Innovations in Science Teaching from the National Science Teachers Association. Over the past three years, he has presented numerous seminars and workshops to colleges, universities, business, medical, and service organizations on understanding and responding to bioterrorism.