The Bacterial Poisons

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byN. Gamaleïa

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ... tions in therapeutics, being capable not only of preventing disease, but of curing it when once declared. Here the role of living bacteria is even less than in chemical vaccination. The cure of infectious diseases is obtained with the serum of vaccinated animals. The theory of immunity has also profited by the knowledge of the poisons of bacteria; it has been shown that the immunity of animals against infectious diseases is in close relation with their resistance to microbial poisons; the latter is subordinated in its turn to the elaboration by these animals of special substances--antitoxines--which have the property of neutralizing the action of microbial toxines. From this aggregate of facts, a new science has sprung up: the science of Microbial Poisons, which is based at once on bacteriology, on biological chemistry, and on general physiology. From bacteriology it borrows its data about microbes as producers of poisons; but the important results obtained with the analogous poisons of different origin, such as abrine, ricine, robine, necessitate the extension of the domain of microbial toxicology beyond microbism. To biological chemistry belong the methods of preparation and of isolation of bacterial poisons; from it we must demand information as to their nature and their production. Lastly, the study of their mode of action on the animal-organism, of their diffusion, and of their destruction in the organism, belongs to the domain of general physiology. Thus, microbial toxicology touches at once on bacteriology, on biological chemistry, and on general physiology; it is the science of bacterial poisons, and has for its object the-study of their chemical nature, of their mode of production,-and of their action on animals. This work is divided into three pa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ... tions in therapeutics, being capable not only of preventing disease, but of curing it when once declared. Here the role of livi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217621333

ISBN - 13:9780217621335

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