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Blumberg, Baruch S. 1925-2011

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Works: 52 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 2,120 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Speaker
Classifications: QR201.H46, 616.36230194
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Most widely held works by Baruch S Blumberg
Hepatitis B : the hunt for a killer virus by Baruch S Blumberg ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About 375 million people are infected with the hepatitis B virus. It has killed more people than AIDS and also causes millions of cases of liver cancer. The discovery of this deadly virus and the vaccine against it--a vaccine that is sharply decreasing the infection rate worldwide and is probably the first effective cancer vaccine--was one of the great triumphs of twentieth-century medicine. And it almost didn't happen. With wit and insight, this scientific memoir and story of discovery describes how Baruch Blumberg and a team of researchers found a virus they were not looking for and created a vaccine for a disease they previously knew little about--work that took the author around the world and won him the Nobel Prize. Blumberg and his collaborators were investigating relationships between gene distribution and disease susceptibility, research that was yielding interesting data but no real breakthroughs. Many viewed their work as more field trip than science. But, through decades of hard work and investigative twists and turns, their pursuit led to the hepatitis B antigen, the elusive virus itself, and, ultimately, the vaccine. As he takes the reader through the detective work that culminated in his incredible discovery, the author recounts with immediacy exciting moments in the lab and in the field--from a hair-raising flight to Africa to an unpleasant encounter with Alaskan sled dogs. The hepatitis B story is more than a fascinating chronicle of a major discovery. What Blumberg followed to the virus was a trail of remarkable "accidents" that happen when scientists seek answers to interesting questions. Those events, combined with the investigator's determined persistence, resulted in studies that generated a pharmaceutical industry, have far-flung public-health applications, and saved millions of lives
Hepatitis B and the prevention of primary cancer of the liver selected publications of Baruch S. Blumberg by Baruch S Blumberg ( )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This important book comprises a narrative account of research on the hepatitis B virus (and related subjects) and selected reprints from the laboratory of Nobel laureate Baruch S Blumberg and his colleagues. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the ten most common deadly infectious diseases and is responsible for 1.1 million deaths a year worldwide.Research in his laboratory resulted in the discovery of HBV and the invention of the vaccine which protects one against it. The research began as an apparently esoteric study of human biochemical and immunologic variation. This required field-work in Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific, the Americas, and in many other locations and populations. The overall goal was to identify inherited biological differences which were related to differing responses to disease-causing agents. The virus was discovered using the blood of an infected person who had developed the antibody, to detect the virus present in another infected person who had become a carrier of the virus. Screening of blood donors led to the near-elimination of post-transfusion hepatitis B.There are now national HBV vaccination programs in more than 70 countries. During the past decade these programs have strikingly reduced the prevalence of HBV in many countries and there has been a significant drop in the incidence of cancer of the liver in the vaccinated cohorts. The HBV vaccination program is now, after smoking cessation, the most widely used cancer prevention program in the world
Hepatitis B : the virus, the disease, and the vaccine by the Disease, and the Vaccine Symposium on Hepatitis B: the Virus ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Australia antigen and hepatitis ( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings by Conference on Genetic Polymorphisms and Geographic Variations in Disease ( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hepatitis viruses and Hepatocellular carcinoma : approaches through molecular biology and ecology ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plagues ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nobel laureate Baruch S. Blumberg presents a selective inquiry into the mysteries of epidemics--how modern plagues have struck, how they have spread, how they have changed people's lives, and the successes and limitations of epidemiological research. Examines the outbreaks of cholera in mid-19th century London and the 20th century epidemics of influenza, legionnaires' disease, myxomatosis, and malaria
Selected abstracts on hepatitis B virus by Baruch S Blumberg ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in Undetermined and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New developments in medicine. Howard M. Rawnsley, Baruch S. Blumberg, guest editors ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
B xing gan yan : fa xianB xing gan yan bing du yu yi miao de nuo bei er jiang zhi lu by Bu lun bo ge ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the conference on genetic polymorphisms and geographic variations in disease, sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases and the National Heart Institute ... February 23-25, 1960 by National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases (U.S.) ( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the International Conference on Prospects for Eradication of Hepatitis B Virus : Geneva 23-24 February 1989 by Genève) International Conference on Prospects for Eradication of Hepatitis B Virus (1989 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontiers of complexity : the search for order in a chaotic world by Peter Coveney ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hepatitis B virus and the public health : selected papers of Baruch S. Blumberg by Baruch S Blumberg ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New developments in medicine by Howard M Rawnsley ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
B xing gan yan : fa xian B xinag gan yan bing du yu yi miao de Nuobeier jiang zhi lu by Baruch S Blumberg ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Primary hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatitis B virus by Baruch S Blumberg ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the Conference on Genetic Polymorphisms and Geographic Variations in Disease, February 23-24-25, 1960 by Conference on Genetic Polymorphisms and geographic Variations in Disease ( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays of an information scientist by Eugene Garfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rheumatology : an annual review ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Blumberg, Baruch.
Blumberg, Baruch Samuel.
Blumberg, Baruch Samuel, 1925-2011
Languages
English (52)
Chinese (2)
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