Highly respected, established text - a definitive reference in its field - covering in detail many methods of the elimination or prevention of microbial growth. "highly recommended to hospital and research personnel, especially to clinical microbiologists, infectioncontrol and environmental-safety specialists, pharmacists, and dieticians." New England Journal of Medicine. Why Buy This Book? Completely revised and updated to reflect the rapid pace of change in this area. Updated material on new and emerging technologies, focusing on special problems in hospitals, dentistry and pharmaceutical practice. Gives practical advise on problems of disinfection and antiseptics in hospitals. Discusses increasing problems of natural and acquired resistance to antibiotics. New contributors give a fresh approach to the subject and ensure international coverage. Systematic review of sterilization methods, with uses and advantages outlined for each. Evaluation of disinfectants and their mechanisms of action.