Man Meets Microbes

Man Meets Microbes

An Introduction to Medical Microbiology

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Author: Jennifer R. Jamison
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141626

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Man meets Microbes: An Introduction to Medical Microbiology is concerned with the infective aspects of disease in man. It considers the role of organisms in causing disease and also with the response to, and defense of man against these organisms. The book begins with a general introduction, providing a survey of the history of microbiology and a classification of micro-organisms and parasites capable of causing disease in man. Subsequent chapters are devoted to discussions on such topics as host-parasite relationships, parasites, bacteria and viruses, and organ systems and how they get infected with disease. The final chapter covers certain topics such as infection during pregnancy, fever, and nursing being a hazardous occupation. Microbiologists and those in the medical profession will find the book very useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    List of Tables

    List of Figures

    Recommended Reading

    Chapter 1 General Introduction

    The History of Microbiology

    Preliminary Classification

    Chapter 2 Host-Parasite Relationships

    Inflammation and Infection

    Host-Parasite Relationships

    The Host

    The Parasite/Organism



    Skin Tests

    Chapter 3 The Laboratory Diagnosis of Disease

    The Collection of Specimens

    Handling of Specimens by the Laboratory


    Chapter 4 Parasites, Bacteria and Viruses

    The Worms

    The Higher Protists


    Obligate Intracellular Parasites


    Chapter 5 Organ Systems and Disease

    The Respiratory System

    The Urinary Tract

    The Genital Tract

    The Skin

    The Cardio-Vascular System

    The Gastro-Intestinal Tract

    The Jaundiced Patient

    The Skeletal System

    The Central Nervous System

    Chapter 6 Selected Topics

    Infection During Pregnancy, Labour and the Puerperium


    Nosocomial Infections

    Nursing — A Hazardous Occupation?

    Treatment, Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases


    Sterilization and Disinfection

    The Use of Anti-Microbial Agents


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  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141626

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