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Cold wars : the fight against the common cold

Author: D A J Tyrrell; Michael Fielder
Publisher: Oxford ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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This is the story of one of the most familiar, if rarely fatal, diseases - the common cold. It examines the attempts by scientists and doctors from ancient to modern times to provide a cure, with  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D A J Tyrrell; Michael Fielder
ISBN: 019263285X 9780192632852
OCLC Number: 1131950038
Description: xiv, 253 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. Colds through the centuries; 2. Harvard University and the American Red Cross; 3. Founding the Common Cold Research Unit; 4. Uncertain beginnings; 5. A 'final' assault on the virus; 6. Viruses and their targets; 7. Oh to be a volunteer; 8. International cooperation; 9. A community pest; 10. Looking into the mind; 11. Hunting for treatments; 12. The end of the road; Index
Responsibility: David Tyrrell and Michael Fielder.


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Doctors, related professionals, and interested lay readers will find much to fascinate them in this book. It illustrates beautifully the vagaries, difficulties, false pathways, raised hopes, Read more...

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