A Text-Book of Medical Bacteriology

A Text-Book of Medical Bacteriology

1st Edition - January 1, 1937

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  • Author: R. W. Fairbrother
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225357

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A Text-Book of Medical Bacteriology provides information pertinent to the medical aspects of bacteriology. This book presents the biological relationship of allied organisms. Organized into three parts encompassing 37 chapters, this book 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, including 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

    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. Infection

    VIII. Immunity

    IX. Antigens, Antibodies and their Reactions

    X. Hypersensitiveness: Anaphylaxis, Idiosyncrasy and Allergy

    XI. The Classification of Bacteria

    XII. Bacteriology and Medicine

    Part II Systematic Bacteriology

    XIII. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus and Sarcina

    XIV. Streptococcus

    XV. Pneumococcus: Pneumonia

    XVI. Neisseria: Gonorrhoea: Meningitis

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

    XVIII. The Friedlander Groupa and Genus Proteus

    XIX. Pasteurella: Plague

    XX. Brucella: Undulant Fever: Tularaemia

    XXI. Plemophilus and Associated Organisms: Whooping-Cough

    XXII. Corynebacterium: Diphtheria

    XXIII. Mycobacterium: Tuberculosis: Leprosy

    XXIV. Vibrio: Cholera: Spirillum

    XXV. Pfeifferella: Glanders: Melioidosis

    XXVI. Actinomyces: Actinomycosis: Madura Disease

    XXVII. Bacillus: Anthrax

    XXVIII. Clostridium: Tetanus: Gas Gangrene: Botulism

    XXIX. Miscellaneous Genera: Pseudomonas: Lactobacillus: Fusiformis

    XXX. SpirochæTes: Syphilis: Yaws: Weil's Disease: Seven-Day Fever: Relapsing Fever: Vincent's Angina

    XXXI. Filterable Viruses

    XXXII. The Rickettsle

    XXXIII. Bacteriophage

    XXXIV. Bacteriology of Water, Milk and Shellfish

    Part III General Technique

    XXXV. The Microscope: Staining Methods

    XXXVI. The Preparation of Culture Media

    XXXVII. Serological Technique


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  • No. of pages: 442
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1937
  • Published: January 1, 1937
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225357

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