Tapeworms, Lice, and Prions: A compendium of unpleasant infections

Hardcover | January 17, 2014

byDavid Grove

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An extraordinary array of infectious agents affects humans; from worms, arthopods, and fungi to bacteria, viruses, and prions. In this compendium of the curious and fascinating organisms that cause disease, including Legionnaire's disease, mumps, CJD, and chlamydia, David I. Grove provides alively, fact-filled account of the nature of each organism, their life cycle, the ingenious ways in which they infect humans, and the human stories behind their discovery.

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An extraordinary array of infectious agents affects humans; from worms, arthopods, and fungi to bacteria, viruses, and prions. In this compendium of the curious and fascinating organisms that cause disease, including Legionnaire's disease, mumps, CJD, and chlamydia, David I. Grove provides alively, fact-filled account of the nature of ...

David Ian Grove graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Adelaide in 1967, and was later awarded the degrees of doctor of medicine by that university and doctor of science by the University of Western Australia. He has a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of both the R...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.09 inPublished:January 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Infection: the search for its causesWorms1. Ascaris - the giant intestinal roundworm2. Tapeworms3. Hookworm anaemia4. Schistosomiasis (sometimes called Bilharziasis)5. Filariasis (elephantiasis)Arthropods6. Lice (pediculosis)7. The itch (scabies)Fungi8. Tinea (ringworm etc)9. Candida (thrush)Protozoa10. Giardiasis11. Amoebic dysentery and liver abscess12. Malaria13. Sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis)14. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (Oriental sore) and visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar)15. Chagas' disease (South American trypanosomiasis)Bacteria16. The germ theory of disease17. Anthrax18. Tuberculosis (consumption)19. Leprosy (Hansen's disease)20. The golden staphylococcus21. The streptococcus and post-streptococcal disorders22. The pneumococcus and pneumonia23. Gonorrhoea (the clap)24. Syphilis (the pox)25. The meningococcus and meningitis26. Diphtheria27. Whooping cough (pertussis)28. Cholera29. Typhoid fever30. Escherichi coli31. Shigella (bacillary dysentery)32. Tetanus (lockjaw)33. Plague (the Black Death)34. Brucellosis (undulant fever)35. Legionnaires' disease36. Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers37. Typhus38. Chlamydia (urethritis and trachoma)Viruses39. The discovery of viruses and determination of their nature40. Smallpox41. Rabies42. Yellow fever43. Dengue fever (break-bone fever)44. Poliomyelitis (polio)45. Measles (rubeola)46. German measles (rubella)47. Mumps48. Varicella (chickenpox and shingles49. Herpes simplex (cold sores and more)50. Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis)51. Influenza (the flu)52. Viral hepatitis (A, B, and C)53. HIV and AIDSPrions54. Kuru, Mad cows and variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob DiseaseIX. Unde venis et quo vadis?ReferencesGlossary and pronunciationFurther readingPerson IndexSubject Index