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Epidemic! : the world of infectious diseases

Author: Rob DeSalle; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: New York : The New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©1999.
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"Explores the world of infectious disease with essays by Nobel Prize-winning experts, profiles of scientists and researchers, and case studies."--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob DeSalle; American Museum of Natural History.
ISBN: 1565845463 9781565845466
OCLC Number: 40805452
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History."
Description: 246 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: section 1. Evolution, ecology, and culture. Case study: A virus comes to the Serengeti ; Infectious disease as an example of evolution / Joshua Lederberg ; Emergence of new diseases / Andrew Spielman ; Infectious disease and the loss of biodiversity through deforestation / Francesca T. Grifo ; Case study: The cultural dimension of malaria ; Case study: René Dubos : father of modern medical ecology --
section 2. Exposure. Agents of infection / Marla Jo Brickman ; Case study: Prions ; Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases / Stephen S. Morse ; Emerging vector-borne diseases / Varuni Kulasekera ; Case study: Solvingthe riddle of cholera through medical geography ; Diagnosing and managing infectious diseases / Jeremiah A. Barondess ; Profile: Mary Wilson : taking a global view of infectious disease --
section 3. Infection. How infection spreads / Robert E. Shope ; Immunology and reciprocity / Barry R. Bloom ; Studying infection in the clinic / Anne A. Gershon ; Discovery scientists : developing drugs to fight disease / Richard J. Colonno Case study: Chasing the flu ; Profile: Stuart Levy : battle against drug resistance --
section 4. Outbreaks. What is a medical detective? / Paul Greenough ; A pig from Jersey / Berton Roueché ; Profile: Bonnie Smoak : a soldier in the war against infectious disease ; The ecology of outbreaks : discovery of Legionella pneumophila / Joseph E. McDade ; Case study: Sin nombre virus in Four Corners U.S.A. ; Using remotely sensed data to anticipate risk areas for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome / Jonathan A. Patz and Gregory E. Glass ; Case study: The two-way race to find the AIDS virus --
section 5. Epidemics and pandemics. Our long struggle against epidemics / A. David Brandling-Bennett ; The resurgence of infectious diseases / Anne Platt McGinn ; Public health and epidemics in New York City / Margaret A. Hamburg ; The impact of the African AIDS epidemic / John Caldwell and pat caldwell ; Profile: Anthony Fauci : leading the offensive in the war on infectious disease --
section 6. Action. Amplification / Laurie Garrett ; Can individuals really affect the course of an epidemic? / Alvin Novick ; Profile: Mathilde Krim : using science to fight hatred ; Healthy people 2000 and infectious diseases / Louis W. Sullivan ; Profile: William Patrick : waging war against infectious disease- literally ; Profile: Doctors Without Borders : bringing medicine to the global village ; Case study: WHO wants to roll back malaria.
Responsibility: Rob DeSalle, editor.

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"Explores the world of infectious disease with essays by Nobel Prize-winning experts, profiles of scientists and researchers, and case studies."--Cover.

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