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Blumberg, Baruch S. 1925-2011

Overview
Works: 59 works in 127 publications in 4 languages and 2,562 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Dedicatee, Other, Speaker
Classifications: QR201.H46, 616.36230194
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Most widely held works about Baruch S Blumberg
 
Most widely held works by Baruch S Blumberg
Hepatitis B : the hunt for a killer virus by Baruch S Blumberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 926 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 : the virus, the disease, and the vaccine by Irving Millman( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toby K. Eisenstein Symposium Committee Chairperson Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140 This symposium is the thirteenth biennial clinical microbiology program sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology in cooperation with the Philadelphia area medical schools and the Bureau of Laboratories of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. This year a generous contribution from Merck, Sharp and Dohme has helped to make the program a reality. The subject matter for this symposium represents an attractive spectrum of medical, biological and molecular approaches to the practical solution of a public health prob1em--name1y, prevention of infection with the hepatitis B virus. The symposium may be unique in that it focuses on a product which was first marketed less than three months ago, but included in the program are presen tations on two new approaches to hepatitis B vaccine production which may replace the one which is newly unveiled. The rapidity of progress in our present era of biological research is indeed astonishing
Australia antigen and hepatitis( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases (U.S.)( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 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 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected abstracts on hepatitis B virus by Baruch S Blumberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Undetermined and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New developments in medicine. Howard M. Rawnsley, Baruch S. Blumberg, guest editors by Howard Melody Rawnsley( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plagues( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 40 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
Hepatitis B and the prevention of primary cancer of the liver : selected publications of Baruch S. Blumberg by Baruch S Blumberg( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 38 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
Proceedings of the International Conference on Prospects for Eradication of Hepatitis B Virus : Geneva 23-24 February 1989 by International Conference on Prospects for Eradication of Hepatitis B Virus( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 9 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

Gran enciclopedia del Mundo : Apendice( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in Spanish 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

Rheumatology : an annual review by J., ed Rotstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the conference on genetic polymorphisms and geographic variations in desease, 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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infosam - a sample database management system by Baruch S Blumberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis describes the design and implementation of a relational database management system called INFOSAM. Its design is largely based on Madnick's proposed design for a Database Management System <Madnick 79>. Its design incorporates the concept of hierarchical decomposition, whereby the system is organized into levels or groups of modules which share a common function or view of the data. The levels are hierarchically related such that a given level is largely implemented through the services provided by the next lower level. INFOSAM incorporates 3 major levels, which are primarily distinguished by their view of the data. They are the External level, the Nset level and the Internal level. The objective of this stratification is to provide a high degree of data independence for the user, and a low level of functional redundancy in the system. (Author)
Proceedings by Conference on Genetic Polymorphisms and Geographic Variation in Disease( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetic polymorphisms and geographic variations in disease : proceedings of the conference held at The National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland February 23-25, 1960 by Conference on Genetic Polymorphisms and Geographic Variations in Disease( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia antigen and the biology of hepatitis B : [Nobel lecture] by Baruch S Blumberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gran Enciclopedia Durvan( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hepatitis B : the hunt for a killer virus
Alternative Names
Baruch Blumberg biochimico statunitense

Baruch S. Blumberg

Baruch Samuel Blumberg American doctor

Baruch Samuel Blumberg Amerikaans arts (1925-2011)

Baruch Samuel Blumberg amerikai orvos, biokémikus

Baruch Samuel Blumberg amerykański lekarz, astrobiolog

Baruch Samuel Blumberg Biologiste américain prix Nobel de médecine 1976

Baruch Samuel Blumberg médecin et biologiste américain

Baruch Samuel Blumberg US-amerikanischer Mediziner und Nobelpreisträger

Baruhs Blumbergs

Blumberg, B.

Blumberg, Baruch

Blumberg, Baruch Samuel.

Blumberg, Baruch Samuel 1925-2011

Μπαρούχ Σάμιουελ Μπλούμπεργκ

Барух Бламберг американский врач и учёный

Барух Сэмюэл Бламберг

ברוך שמואל בלומברג

باروخ بلومبرغ

باروخ ساموئل بلومبرگ

باروچ سیموئیل بلومبرگ

باروچ سیمیول بلوم برگ

বারুচ স্যামুয়েল ব্লুমবার্গ

バルーク・サミュエル・ブランバーグ

巴鲁克·塞缪尔·布隆伯格

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Hepatitis B : the virus, the disease, and the vaccineHepatitis B and the prevention of primary cancer of the liver : selected publications of Baruch S. Blumberg