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The Nobel Prize winning discoveries in infectious diseases

Author: David Rifkind; Geraldine L Freeman
Publisher: London ; San Diego, Calif. : Elsevier/Academic, ©2005.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rifkind, David.
Nobel Prize winning discoveries in infectious diseases.
London ; San Diego, Calif. : Elsevier/Academic, ©2005
(OCoLC)59877493
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Rifkind; Geraldine L Freeman
ISBN: 9780123693532 0123693535 0080459579 9780080459578
OCLC Number: 162572834
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 166 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes --
Immunity --
Serotherapy --
Antimicrobial Defenses --
MHC Restriction --
Antimicrobials --
Prontosil and the Sulfonamides --
Penicillin --
Streptomycin --
Chemotherapeutic Agents --
Bacteria --
Tuberculosis --
Typhus --
Syphilis Therapy --
Viruses --
Tobacco Mosaic Virus --
Yellow Fever --
Poliomyelitis Virus --
Hepatitis B Virus --
Bacteriophage --
Bacteriophage Lysogeny --
Rous Sarcoma Virus --
Polyoma Virus --
Reverse Transcriptase --
Viral Oncogenes --
Kuru --
Prions --
Parasites --
Malaria --
Cancer Parasite --
DDT --
Counterpoint: HIV / AIDS --
Index. Serotherapy --
Antimicrobial defenses --
MHC restriction --
Prontosil and the sulfonamides --
Penicillin --
Streptomycin --
Chemotherapeutic agents --
Tuberculosis --
Typhus --
Syphilis therapy --
Tobacco mosaic virus --
Yellow fever --
Poliomyelitis virus --
Hepatitis B virus --
Bacteriophage --
Bacteriophage lysogeny --
Rous sarcoma virus --
Polyoma virus --
Reverse transcriptase --
Viral oncogenes --
Prions --
Malaria --
Cancer parasite --
DDT.
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