The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries In Infectious Diseases

Paperback | July 27, 2005

byDavid Rifkind, Geraldine FreemanEditorDavid Rifkind

not yet rated|write a review
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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$59.59 online
$70.50 list price (save 15%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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...

From the Jacket

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

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123693535

ISBN - 13:9780123693532

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries In Infectious Diseases

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes
Immunity
Serotherapy
Antimicrobial Defenses
MHC Restriction
Antimicrobials
Prontosil and the Sulfonamides
Penicillin
Streptomycin
Chemotherapeutic Agents
Bacteria
Tuberculosis
Typhus
Syphilis Therapy
Viruses
Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Yellow Fever
Poliomyelitis Virus
Hepatitis B Virus
Bacteriophage
Bacteriophage Lysogeny
Rous Sarcoma Virus
Polyoma Virus
Reverse Transcriptase
Viral Oncogenes
Kuru
Prions
Parasites
Malaria
Cancer Parasite
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