A Text - Book of Bacteriology

A Text - Book of Bacteriology

4th Edition - January 1, 1945

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  • Author: R. W. Fairbrother
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225340

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A Textbook of Bacteriology, Fourth Edition provides information pertinent to the medical aspects of bacteriology. This book presents the importance of sulfonamide compounds in the treatment of many bacterial diseases. Organized into three parts encompassing 38 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the salient features of the development of bacteriology. This text then explores the food requirements of the bacteria as well as the elements necessary for the synthesis of the bacterial protoplasm. Other chapters consider the numerous and complex factors involved in the reproduction of bacteria. This book discusses as well the presence of antitoxins in the serum of an individual, which is an indication of increased resistance to infection with the homologous organism. The final chapter deals with serological reactions that are most widely used, namely, agglutination, precipitation, and complement-fixation. This book is a valuable resource for medical students, physicists, bacteriologists, chemists, biochemists, and research workers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to First Edition

    Preface to Fourth Edition

    Part I General Bacteriology

    I. Historical Survey

    II. The Morphology of Bacteria

    III. The Biology of Bacteria

    IV. The Cultivation of Bacteria

    V. The Multiplication of Bacteria

    VI. The Destruction of Bacteria

    VII. Chemotherapy

    VIII. Infection

    IX. Immunity

    X. Antigens, Antibodies and their Reactions

    XI. Hypersensitiveness: Anaphylaxis, Idiosyncrasy and Allergy

    XII. The Classification of Bacteria

    XIII. Bacteriology and Medicine

    Part II Systematic Bacteriology

    XIV. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus and Sarcina

    XV. Streptococcus

    XVI. Pneumococcus: Pneumonia

    XVII. Neisseria: Gonorrhœa: Meningitis

    XVIII. Organisms of the Coli-Typhoid-Dysentery Group: Genus Bacterium

    XIX. The Friedlander Group and Genus Proteus

    XX. Pasteurella: Plague

    XXI. Brucella: Undulant Fever: Tularæmia

    XXII. Hæmophilus and Associated Organisms: Whooping-Cough

    XXIII. Corynebacterium: Diphtheria

    XXIV. Mycobacterium: Tuberculosis: Leprosy

    XXV. Vibrio: Cholera: Spirillum

    XXVI. Pfeifferella: Glanders: Melioidosis

    XXVII. Actinomyces: Actinomycosis: Madura Disease

    XXVIII. Bacillus: Anthrax

    XXIX. Clostridium: Tetanus: Gas Gangrene: Botulism

    XXX. Miscellaneous Genera: Pseudomonas: Lactobacillus: Fusieormis

    XXXI. Spirochætes: Syphilis: Yaws: Weil's Disease: Seven-Day Fever: Relapsing Fever: Vincent's Angina

    XXXII. Filterable Viruses

    XXXIII. The Rickettsiæ;

    XXXIV. Baoteriophage

    XXXV. Bacteriology of Water, Milk and Shell-Fish

    Part III General Technique

    XXXVI. The Microscope: Staining Methods

    XXXVII. Preparation of Culture Media

    XXXVIII. Serological Technique


Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1945
  • Published: January 1, 1945
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225340

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