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Pioneers of medicine and their impact on tuberculosis

Author: Thomas M Daniel
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pioneers in Medicine and Their Impact on Tuberculosis tells the stories of six individuals (Laennec, Koch, Biggs, von Pirquet, Frost, and Waksman), each of whom made significant contributions to their own respective medical fields, as well as to the overall battle to conquer tuberculosis.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Daniel
ISBN: 1580460674 9781580460675
OCLC Number: 44775057
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Medicine and the white plague. Medical history and tuberculosis --
the warp and the weft --
The pathogenesis and natural history of tuberculosis --
The origins and epidemic spread of tuberculosis. Six pioneers. René Théophile Hyacinthe Laennec, 1781-1826, pioneer of pathology --
Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch, 1843-1901, pioneer of bacteriology --
Hermann Michael Biggs, 1859-1923, pioneer of public health --
Clemens von Pirquet, 1874-1929, pioneer of immunology --
Wade Hampton Frost, 1880-1938, pioneer of epidemiology --
Selman Abraham Waksman, 1888-1973, pioneer of antibiotics. Epilogue. Reflections.
Responsibility: Thomas M. Daniel.

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