The Chemistry and Bacteriology of Public Health

The Chemistry and Bacteriology of Public Health

1st Edition - January 1, 1929

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  • Authors: C. L. Dunn, D. D. Pandya
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195537

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The Chemistry and Bacteriology of Public Health deals with public health hygiene. This book reviews the alkalimetry, acidimetry, standard solutions, normal solutions, and the preparation of solutions in public health laboratories, including methods of estimating equivalent weights of substances. In collecting water samples for analysis, the investigator should avoid all sources of extraneous contamination. The Wanklyn's process analyzes organic matter in the water: different tests give quantitative estimates of water contamination or bacterial purity. The authors point that the process of analyzing sewage and sewage effluents are the same as in water analysis except that sewage is diluted with distilled water. The authors also explain how air and water are analyzed, soil analysis being a complex process. The authors discuss milk analysis (fresh, boiled, skimmed, powdered, condensed), butter, cheese, food grains. Microscopic examination of bacteria from samples taken are examined alive, in film preparations, or in sections. The book describes in detail the different types of bacteria, their occurrence, and how these are examined or cultured. This book is intended as a laboratory handbook for students taking up the examination in Public Health. The book can also prove beneficial for social worker, public health officials, and for undergraduate medical students.

Table of Contents


  • Part I Chemistry

    Chapter I. Alkalimetry, Acidimetry, Standard and Normal Solutions

    Chapter II. The Physical and Chemical Examination of Water

    Chapter III. The Analysis of Sewage and Sewage Effluents

    Chapter IV. The Analysis of Soils

    Chapter V. The Analysis of Air

    Chapter VI. Milk Analysis

    Chapter VII. The Analysis of Butter, Ghee and Cheese

    Chapter VIII. The Examination of Food Grains, Bread, Beverages, etc

    Chapter IX. The Examination of Disinfectants

    Part II.—Bacteriology

    Chapter I. The General Morphology and Biology of Bacteria

    Classification

    Nomenclature

    The Anatomy of Bacteria

    The Physiology of Bacteria

    Variation and Mutation

    The Bacteriophage

    Chapter II. The Microscopic Examination of Bacteria and Staining of Specimens

    Microscopic Preparations

    Staining Methods

    Staining Sections

    Chapter III. The Preparation of Apparatus and Media and Cultivation of Bacteria

    Sterilization

    Cultivation

    Isolation

    Incubation

    Filtration

    Preparation of Media

    Blood Cultures

    Biochemical Reactions.

    Chapter IV. Sera, Serum Tests, Vaccines and the Collection of Material for Examination Agglutination

    The Absorption Test

    Preparation of Agglutinating Sera

    The Opsonic Index

    The Hsemolytic Test

    The Wassermann Reaction

    The Preparation of Bacterial Vaccines Inoculation of Animals

    Examination of Dead Animals

    The Collection of Material for Pathological Examination

    Chapter V. Immunity

    Natural

    Acquired

    Antitoxic Sera

    Antibacterial Sera

    Haemolysins

    Opsonins

    Agglutinins

    Precipitins

    Chapter VI. The Non-pathogenic Bacteria and the Hyphomycetes

    B. prodigiosus

    B. subtilis

    B. megatherium

    B. mycoides

    The Putrefactive Organisms

    Proteus vulgaris

    Proteus mirabilis

    Proteus zenkeri

    Micrococcusureae

    B. acidi lactici

    The Hyphomycetes

    Chapter VII. The Pathogenic Bacteria—I.—Aerobic

    The staphylococci

    The Streptococci

    The Pneumococcus

    The Gonococcus

    The Brucella

    B. pyocyaneus

    B. tuberculosis

    B. leprae

    B. mallei

    Actinomycosis

    B. Anthracis

    The Colon-typhoid-dysentery group

    B. Diphtheriae

    V. Choleras

    B. Influenza

    B. Pestis

    Chapter II. Anaerobic

    B. Tetani

    The Anaerobic Organisms Associated with Septic Wounds

    B. Botulinus

    Bacterial Food-Poisoning

    Chapter VIII. The Spirochaetae, Rickettsia and the Filter-passing Viruses

    Spironema Pallidum

    Spirochseta Refringens

    Spirochaeta Gracile

    Spirochaeta Minutimi

    Spirochaeta pertenuis

    Spirodiaeta microdentium

    Spirochaeta of Vincent's angina

    Leptospira icterohaemorrhapiae

    Leptospiraicteroides

    Leptospira hebdomadis

    Spirochaetamorsus muris

    Spirochaeta obermeieri

    Spironema duttoni

    Rickettsia

    Filter-passing Viruses

    Smallpox

    Hydrophobia

    Epidemic Poliomyelitis

    Epidemic Encephalitis

    Chapter IX. Pathogenic Protozoa

    Trypanosoma

    Leishmania

    Trichomonas

    Giardia

    Blood Parasites Resembling Malarial Parasites-Malarial Parasites

    Plasmodium praecox-Piroplasma

    Theileria

    Haeniogregarines

    The Amoeba

    Chapter X. Animal Parasites

    Trematodes

    Cestodes

    Nematodes—Filariae

    Chapter XI. The Extra Corporeal Hosts of Pathogenic Organisms

    Ticks

    Sarcoptes

    Sandflies

    Tabanidae

    Muscidae

    Lice

    Bugs

    Fleas

    Mosquitoes

    Chapter XII. The Bacteriological Examination of Water, Air and Soil

    Chapter XIII. The Bacteriology of Milk, Meat, etc

    Chapter XIV. The Determination of the Germicidal Power of Disinfectants

    Index




Product details

  • No. of pages: 426
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1929
  • Published: January 1, 1929
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195537

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C. L. Dunn

D. D. Pandya

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