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Part IB Book List 2018-2019

Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos Part IB
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SECTION 1: Books recommended for purchase

General Pathology 

Kumar, V., Abbas, A.K., Aster J.C. (2017) Robbins Basic Pathology 10th edition. Elsevier Life Sciences. (particularly useful for medical students).

ISBN: 9780323353175

Hardback £57.99


Parham, P. (4th edition). The Immune System. Garland Publishing, Incorporated. (The clinical references in this text may be of particular value to medical students)

ISBN: 0815345275

Paperback £56.00

Infectious diseases

Mims, C.A., Nash, A., Stephen, J. (2015) Mims’ Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease. 6th edition. Academic Press.

ISBN:   9780123971883 (Paperback)       

Paperback £42.99



Harper, D. (2011) Viruses: Biology, Applications and Control. Garland Science.

ISBN: 9780815341505

Paperback £59.99


SECTION 2: Books recommended for purchase by College Libraries (in addition to the titles in Section 1). These are all useful texts that are worth referring to, sometimes just for a single chapter or section, in support of the lectures.


1.         Owen J., Punt J., Stranford, S. (2013). Kuby Immunology. 7th edition. W.H. Freeman & Co.

ISBN: 9781464137846

Paperback £62.99


2.         Lodish, H., and others (2016) Molecular Cell Biology, 8th edition. W.H. Freeman & Co.

ISBN: 9781464109812

Hardback £73.99

Also available online.


3.         Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J. et al., (2014) Molecular Biology of the Cell. 6th edition, Garland, New York. Includes Chapter 24 (an introduction to immunology) and Chapter 20 (cancer cell biology).

ISBN: 9780815344643

Paperback £75.00


4.         Young, B. and others (2013) Wheater’s Functional Histology. 6th edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, London. The histology of normal tissue concisely explained and beautifully illustrated.

ISBN: 9780702047473

Paperback £54.99


5.         Young, B., Stewart, W., O’Dowd, G. (2009) Wheater’s Basic Pathology. 5th edition., Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.   London.   Well illustrated.   Useful for revision.

ISBN: 9780443067976

Paperback £45.99


6.         Cann, A.J. (2015) Principles of Molecular Virology. 6th edition. Elsevier Science Publishing Co. Inc Academic Press.   Useful introduction to virology.

ISBN: 9780128019467

Paperback £54.99


7.         Murphy, KM and others (2017) Janeway’s Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease. 9th edition. Taylor & Francis Inc

ISBN: 9780815345053

Paperback £62.99


8.         Lakhani, S.R., Dilly, S.A., Finlayson, C.J., Gandhi, M. (2016) Basic Pathology: An Introduction to the Mechanisms of Disease. 5th edition. Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781482264197

Paperback £34.99


9.            Salyers, A.A., Whitt, D.D., Wilson, B., Winkler, M. (2011) Bacterial Pathogenesis. A Molecular Approach. 3rd edition. ASM Press.

ISBN: 9780632037759

Paperback £70.00


10.     Engleberg, N.C. et al. (2012) Schaechter’s Mechanisms of Microbial Disease. 5th edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Addresses all infectious agents, bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. Introduction covers host defences.   Probably also useful for clinical studies.

ISBN: 9781451100051

Paperback £62.00


11.      Goering RV and others eds. (2018) Mims’ Medical Microbiology. 6th edition.   Elsevier Health Sciences.   Covers all infectious agents, host defences.   Probably also useful for clinical studies.

ISBN: 9780702071546

Paperback £53.99


12.        Collier, L., Oxford, J. (2016) Human Virology. 5th edition, Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978019871468

Paperback   £41.99


13.        Lydyard, P. and others (2009) Case Studies in Infectious Disease. Taylor & Francis Inc.

ISBN 9780815341420

Paperback £42.99