2nd Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Authors: Marcell Bronner, Max Bronner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193342

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Actinomycosis, Second Edition covers a comprehensive survey of actinomycosis in existence. The book starts by describing the etiology, microscopical appearance, production of odor, epidemiology and pathogenesis, direction of peripheral spreading, differential and clinical diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of antinomycosis. The book then discusses cytology and morphology, distribution, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of aerobic actinomycetes. Saprophytism; parasitism; the classification and morphology of leptotrichia; chief bacteria and cocci in the mouth; and Actinomyces odontolyticus, a new species of antinomycete regularly isolated from deep carious dentine, are also looked into. The book further tackles the discovery of antibiotics and the role of antibiotics in the treatment of actinomycosis. The text also describes the nature and properties, group divisions, mode of action, investigations of sensitivities, methods of administration, and the side effects and toxic effects of penicillin. Antibiotic production in soil; problems of generic nomenclature; relation of actinomycetes to bacteria and fungi; and the classification systems of actinomycetes are also considered. Dental and medical professionals will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the Second Edition

    Introduction to the First Edition

    I. Actinomycosis

    Aetiology and Historical Background

    Microscopical Appearance

    Production of Odor

    Epidemiology and Pathogenesis

    Direction of Peripheral Spreading

    Differential Diagnosis

    Clinical Diagnosis



    II. Aerobic Actinomycetes (Nocardia, Streptomyces)



    Cytology and Morphology



    Diagnosis and Treatment



    III. Animal Mycoses and Other Infectious Diseases

    Saprophytism and Parasitism, the Causation of Animal Diseases

    Differentiation of Actinomycotic Granulomas in Animals

    Critical Investigations of Actinomycosis in Pigs

    IV. Leptotrichia



    Classification of Fungi

    Classification and Morphology of the Low Fungi



    Lactic Acid Fermentation

    Culture Media

    V. Chief Bacteria and Cocci in the Mouth

    Infectious Diseases of Known Aetiology

    Infectious Diseases of Unknown or Doubtful Aetiology

    VI. Actinomyces Odontolyticus, A New Species of Actinomycete Regularly Isolated from Deep Carious Dentine

    Materials and Methods




    VII. Discovery of Antibiotics

    Historical Background

    Chemotherapy and Antibiotic Therapy, Side-effects of Antibiotics


    VIII. Penicillin


    Nature and Properties, Group Divisions

    Mode of Action, Investigations of Sensitivities

    Classified Micro-organisms

    Methods of Administration


    Toxic Effects

    IX. Microbial Antagonisms and Production of Antibiotics

    Definition of an Antibiotic

    Antibiotic Production in Soil

    X. The Genus Actinomyces

    Classification of the Genus Actinomyces

    Description of Species of Actinomyces

    XI. Nomenclature

    Problems of Generic Nomenclature

    Recognition of Species of Actinomycetes

    Relation of Actinomycetes to Bacteria and Fungi

    Classification Systems of Actinomycetes

    XII. Case Reports by Various International Authors



Product details

  • No. of pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193342

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Marcell Bronner

Max Bronner

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