The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries In Infectious Diseases

Paperback | July 27, 2005

byDavid Rifkind, Geraldine FreemanEditorDavid Rifkind

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This book presents the 24 discoveries in infectious diseases that have merited Nobel Prize recognition since the inception of the awards in 1901. Grouped according to biological groups rather than chronology, each discovery includes a biographical sketch of the laureate(s), a description of the research, and a summary of the current status of the field. In addition, consideration is given to the relevance of the research on the general field of biology and medicine.

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This book presents the 24 discoveries in infectious diseases that have merited Nobel Prize recognition since the inception of the awards in 1901. Grouped according to biological groups rather than chronology, each discovery includes a biographical sketch of the laureate(s), a description of the research, and a summary of the current st...

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The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries in Infectious Diseases reviews all of the discoveries that have merited a Nobel Prize in the field of medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Each discovery is described in a separate chapter in terms suitable for the general reader.The book is divided into sections according to the basic biolo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:July 27, 2005Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123693535

ISBN - 13:9780123693532

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Table of Contents

Part A: Immunity

Introduction to Part A: IMMUNITY

Chapter 1: SEROTHERAPY

Chapter 2: ANTIMICROBIAL DEFENSES

Chapter 3: MHC RESTRICTION

Part B: Antimicrobials

Introduction to Part B: ANTIMICROBIALS

Chapter 4: PRONTOSIL AND THE SULFONAMIDES

Chapter 5: PENICILLIN

Chapter 6: STREPTOMYCIN

Chapter 7: CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS

Part C: Bacteria

Introduction to Part C: BACTERIA

Chapter 8: TUBERCULOSIS

Chapter 9: TYPHUS

Chapter 10: SYPHILIS THERAPY

Part D: Viruses

Introduction to Part D: VIRUSES

Chapter 11: TOBACCO MOSAIC VIRUS

Chapter 12: YELLOW FEVER

Chapter 13: POLIOMYELITIS VIRUS

Chapter 14: HEPATITIS B VIRUS

Chapter 15: BACTERIOPHAGE

Chapter 16: BACTERIOPHAGE LYSOGENY

Chapter 17: ROUS SARCOMA VIRUS

Chapter 18: POLYOMA VIRUS

Chapter 19: REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE

Chapter 20: VIRAL ONCOGENES

Chapter 21: KURU

Chapter 22: PRIONS

Part E: Parasites

Introduction to Part E: PARASITES

Chapter 23: MALARIA

Chapter 24: CANCER PARASITE

Chapter 25: DDT

COUNTERPOINT: HIV/AIDS

INDEX

Editorial Reviews

"Rifkind and Freeman's account serves as an introduction for the general reader to microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases..."
- Robin A. Weiss, University College London for NATURE MEDICINE (June 2006)

"...provoke(s) reader thought regarding the never-ending process of scientific pursuit, and future candidates for Nobel Prizes."
- DOODY'S (3 Stars) 2006