Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics 7th edition 2018
While one thinks of antibacterial agents as unique and important contributions to the battle against infectious diseases in the 20th Century, our modern antimicrobial agents are not the first effective drugs to be discovered and used to treat human infections.Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics 7th edition 2018 book which began as a single-authored tour de force by Alvis Kucers has evolved into a multi-authored therapeutic encyclopedia.
The title The Use of Antibiotics should be The Use of Antimicrobials, as we have endeavored to describe the critical details and clinical use of all available antimicrobials—antibiotics, antifungals, and antiparasitic and antiviral agents.The author has continued the standardized approach to each drug in Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics 7th edition 2018, with the aim of making information access more accessible for the busy clinician. This is significantly aided by the electronic version that accompanies the print edition, with its search functions, cross-referencing among chapters, and hyperlinking to critical references.
Whats new in Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics 7th edition 2018?
The editorial team for Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics 7th edition 2018 has remained mostly unchanged, but with some notable additions. Sara Cosgrove has taken over the beta-lactam and anti-tuberculosis sections, following the death of Ragnar Norrby, while William Hope has taken responsibility for the antifungal part.
In preparing Kucers’ The Use of Antibiotics 7th edition 2018, we were acutely aware of how many have argued that traditional textbooks and reference works are no longer necessary, given the growth of the internet and the online search capabilities offered via PubMed or Medline. It is our view, however, that there is now simply so much information available that texts such as this are uniquely placed to help collate these data and to make sense
of it all for the experienced and less experienced reader alike.