Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology has chapters on general bacteriology and pathogenic bacteria, including Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Pseudomonas, E. coli, and agents of Anthrax, Cholera, Tuberculosis, Lyme Disease and other bacterial diseases of humans.
Medical Microbiology begins with a review of the immune system, focusing on the body's response to invading microorganisms. Bacteria are then covered, first with a series of chapters presenting the general concepts of bacterial microbiology and then with chapters detailing the major bacterial pathogenes of humans. Similar sections cover virology, mycology, and parasitology. In each section, the introductory chapters stress the mechanisms of infection characteristic of that type of microorganism, thus providing the reader with a framework for understanding rather than memorizing the clinical behavior of the pathogens. The final section of the book Introduction to Infectious Diseases, is arranged by organ system and provides transition for clinical considerations.
The case studies below begin with symptoms that brought a patient to medical attention. To work through the cases, select an answer to the question asked in bold type. This will lead you through exercises. Buttons to the left of the text will introduce such information as x-rays, slides and CT scans.