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20th century microbe hunters : their lives, accomplishments, and legacies

Author: Robert I Krasner
Publisher: Sudbury, MA : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert I Krasner
ISBN: 9780763742010 0763742015
OCLC Number: 136316476
Description: xv, 199 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Carlos Chagas : Chagas disease--a death kiss --
Alexander Fleming : the mold that changed the world --
Charles Nicolle : the cause and transmission of epidemic typhus fever --
Richard E. Shope : discovery of the influenza virus --
Jonas Salk: development of the first polio vaccine --
Donald A. Henderson : eradication of smallpox --
D. Carlton Gajdusek and Stanley Prusiner : prions--all but the moo --
Robert C. Gallo and Luc Montagnier: AIDS--a 20th century ongoing plague --
Barry Marshall and J. Robin Warren : ulcers--a bacterial infection --
Donald R. Hopkins : eradication of Guinea worm disease.
Other Titles: Twentieth century microbe hunters
Responsibility: Robert I. Krasner.
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