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The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries in Infectious Diseases
 
 

The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries in Infectious Diseases, 1st Edition

 
The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries in Infectious Diseases, 1st Edition,David Rifkind,Geraldine Freeman,ISBN9780123693532
 
 
 

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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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Students, researchers and professionals in microbiology, immunology, virology and infectious diseases; Anyone interested in the history of biomedical science

David Rifkind

Geraldine Freeman

The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries in Infectious Diseases, 1st Edition

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

Quotes and reviews

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

"...unique features are the introduction and the counterpoint sections that provoke reader thought regarding the never-ending process of scientific pursuit, and future candidates for Nobel Prizes."
- DOODY'S (3 Stars) 2006
 
 
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