The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries in Infectious Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123693532, 9780080459578

The Nobel Prize Winning Discoveries in Infectious Diseases

1st Edition

Authors: David Rifkind Geraldine Freeman
eBook ISBN: 9780080459578
Paperback ISBN: 9780123693532
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th May 2005
Page Count: 160
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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
  • Part A: Immunity
    • Introduction to Part A: IMMUNITY
    • Chapter 1: SEROTHERAPY
      • Publisher Summary
      • EMIL VON BEHRING
      • DIPHTHERIA
      • TETANUS
      • SUMMARY
    • Chapter 2: ANTIMICROBIAL DEFENSES
      • Publisher Summary
      • JULES BORDET
      • ANTIMICROBIAL DEFENSES
      • PERTUSSIS
      • SUMMARY
    • Chapter 3: MHC RESTRICTION
      • Publisher Summary
      • PETER DOHERTY AND ROLF ZINKERNAGEL
      • THE MAJOR HISTOCOMPATABILITY COMPLEX SYSTEM
      • SUMMARY
  • Part B: Antimicrobials
    • Introduction to Part B: ANTIMICROBIALS
    • Chapter 4: PRONTOSIL AND THE SULFONAMIDES
      • Publisher Summary
      • GERHARD DOMAGK
      • PRONTOSIL
      • THE SULFAS
      • SUMMARY
    • Chapter 5: PENICILLIN
      • Publisher Summary
      • ALEXANDER FLEMING, ERNEST CHAIN AND HOWARD FLOREY
      • PENICILLIN
    • Chapter 6: STREPTOMYCIN
      • Publisher Summary
      • SELMAN WAKSMAN
      • STREPTOMYCIN
      • SUMMARY
    • Chapter 7: CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS
      • Publisher Summary
      • GEORGE HITCHINGS, GERTRUDE ELION AND JAMES BLACK
      • CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS
  • Part C: Bacteria
    • Introduction to Part C: BACTERIA
    • Chapter 8: TUBERCULOSIS
      • Publisher Summary
      • ROBERT KOCH
      • THE HISTORY OF TUBERCULOSIS
      • KOCH’s CONTRIBUTIONS
      • SPREAD OF TUBERCULOSIS
      • SYMPTOMS
      • TREATMENT
      • VACCINATION
      • OTHER MYCOBACTERIA
    • Chapter 9: TYPHUS
      • Publisher Summary
      • CHARLES NICOLLE
      • HISTORY OF TYPHUS
      • EPIDEMIC TYPHUS
      • ENDEMIC TYPHUS
    • Chapter 10: SYPHILIS THERAPY
      • Publisher Summary
      • JULIUS WAGNER-JAUREGG
      • MALARIOTHERAPY
      • HISTORY OF SYPHILIS
      • CLINICAL SYPHILIS
      • TREATMENT
  • Part D: Viruses
    • Introduction to Part D: VIRUSES
    • Chapter 11: TOBACCO MOSAIC VIRUS
      • Publisher Summary
      • WENDELL STANLEY
      • THE TOBACCO MOSAIC VIRUS
      • OTHER PLANT-INFECTING VIRUSES
      • STANLEY’s ACCOMPLISHMENT
    • Chapter 12: YELLOW FEVER
      • Publisher Summary
      • MAX THEILER
      • YELLOW FEVER
      • TREATMENT AND CONTROL
    • Chapter 13: POLIOMYELITIS VIRUS
      • Publisher Summary
      • JOHN ENDERS, THOMAS WELLER AND FREDERICK ROBBINS
      • POLIOMYELITIS
    • Chapter 14: HEPATITIS B VIRUS
      • Publisher Summary
      • BARUCH BLUMBERG
      • HEPATITIS
    • Chapter 15: BACTERIOPHAGE
      • Publisher Summary
      • ALFRED HERSHEY
      • BACTERIOPHAGE
      • HERSHEY’s CONTRIBUTION
    • Chapter 16: BACTERIOPHAGE LYSOGENY
      • Publisher Summary
      • ANDRÉ LWOFF
      • BACTERIOPHAGE INFECTION
    • Chapter 17: ROUS SARCOMA VIRUS
      • Publisher Summary
      • PEYTON ROUS
      • FOWL SARCOMA
    • Chapter 18: POLYOMA VIRUS
      • Publisher Summary
      • RENATO DULBECCO
      • POLYOMA VIRUSES
    • Chapter 19: REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE
      • Publisher Summary
      • HOWARD MARTIN TEMIN AND DAVID BALTIMORE
      • REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION
    • Chapter 20: VIRAL ONCOGENES
      • Publisher Summary
      • MICHAEL BISHOP AND HAROLD VARMUS
      • VIRAL ONCOGENES
    • Chapter 21: KURU
      • Publisher Summary
      • CARLETON GAJDUSEK
      • KURU
      • KURU-LIKE DISEASES IN ANIMALS
      • KURU-LIKE DISEASES IN MAN
      • SUMMARY
    • Chapter 22: PRIONS
      • Publisher Summary
      • STANLEY PRUSINER
      • PRIONS
  • Part E: Parasites
    • Introduction to Part E: PARASITES
    • Chapter 23: MALARIA
      • Publisher Summary
      • RONALD ROSS AND CHARLES LAVERAN
      • MALARIA
    • Chapter 24: CANCER PARASITE
      • Publisher Summary
      • JOHANNES FIBIGER
      • FIBIGER’s RESEARCH
      • THE RELATION BETWEEN INFECTION AND CANCER
    • Chapter 25: DDT
      • Publisher Summary
      • PAUL MÜLLER
      • DDT
      • PROBLEMS WITH DDT
  • COUNTERPOINT: HIV/AIDS
    • Publisher Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • THE WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC
    • ORIGIN OF THE HIV VIRUS
    • PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
    • A NOBEL PRIZE?
  • 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