Microbiology is not a micro subject itself and due to its vast scope, acing exams in this particular subject has not been an easy task for the students. However, some dedicated teachers and students have done plenty of work to make microbiology concise enough to make it an easy subject to go through. Anesh Wadhwa’s Instant Microbiology is one such book I came across and I have nothing but positive stuff to say about it.
What’s impressive about the author is that he is still an MBBS student, however, proof of his intellect and hard-working nature is in the authorship of this brilliant and concise book for microbiology students. The table of contents in Microbiology goes a long way; the most welcoming effort by Mr. Wadhwa is to cover everything at this particular phase of studies.
Being a student of the subject, you’d understand how time-consuming all the topics can be. This is particularly true when you want to go into the detailed study of organisms. However, these details aren’t quite required when it comes to explaining them briefly, especially for exams and it is making these topic concise where this book succeeds so well.
Not only did the author succeeds at making the topics shorter for a better understanding of the students but he did that without cutting up on any necessary information about a certain topic. To elaborate on these concepts concisely, there are information do-you-know tables that have also proved to be quite helpful.
Instant Microbiology Table Of Contents:
If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, here is a quick overview of the book via its table of contents:
- Section A: Basic Bacteriology
- Section B: Clinical Bacteriology
- Section C: Basic Virology
- Section D: Clinical Virology
- Section E: Parasitology
- Section F: Mycology
- Section G: Ectoparasites
Whether certain classifications are becoming hard to remember or other briefs that you must keep in mind for exams, the informative tables and diagrams will help you revise them with ease. Moreover, at the end of each chapter, there is a conceptual viva, allowing you to test your knowledge and tackle the concepts better.
Concluding my thoughts, I would say there is no denying that I recommend going into the detailed studies of the subject matter when you have the time with other books as well. However, when time becomes a luxury which often happens to medical students, Dr. Anesh Wadhwa’s Instant Microbiology could be a huge sigh of relief.
Download Instant Microbiology pdf:
Unfortunately there is no pdf version available of Instant Microbiology till now. But you can order it online via the fb page.