The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries in Infectious Diseases

1st Edition

Authors: David Rifkind Geraldine Freeman
Paperback ISBN: 9780123693532
eBook ISBN: 9780080459578
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th May 2005
Page Count: 160
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Description

This book presents the 24 discoveries in infectious diseases that have merited Nobel Prize recognition since the inception of the awards in 1901. Grouped according to biological groups rather than chronology, each discovery includes a biographical sketch of the laureate(s), a description of the research, and a summary of the current status of the field. In addition, consideration is given to the relevance of the research on the general field of biology and medicine.

Readership

Students, researchers and professionals in microbiology, immunology, virology and infectious diseases; Anyone interested in the history of biomedical science

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes

Immunity
Serotherapy
Antimicrobial Defenses
MHC Restriction

Antimicrobials
Prontosil and the Sulfonamides Penicillin
Streptomycin
Chemotherapeutic Agents

Bacteria
Tuberculosis
Typhus
Syphilis Therapy

Viruses Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Yellow Fever
Poliomyelitis Virus
Hepatitis B Virus
Bacteriophage
Bacteriophage Lysogeny
Rous Sarcoma Virus
Polyoma Virus
Reverse Transcriptase
Viral Oncogenes
Kuru
Prions
Parasites
Malaria
Cancer Parasite
DDT

Counterpoint: HIV / AIDS
Index

Details

No. of pages:
160
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080459578
Paperback ISBN:
9780123693532

About the Author

David Rifkind

Geraldine Freeman

Reviews

"Rifkind and Freeman's account serves as an introduction for the general reader to microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases...There are also some interesting points for the specialist." - Robin A. Weiss, University College London for NATURE MEDICINE (June 2006) "...unique features are the introduction and the counterpoint sections that provoke reader thought regarding the never-ending process of scientific pursuit, and future candidates for Nobel Prizes." - DOODY'S (3 Stars) 2006