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Tapeworms, Lice, and Prions
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Tapeworms, Lice, and Prions

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ISBN-13:
9780199641024
Einband:
Buch
Seiten:
0
Autor:
David Grove
Gewicht:
1030 g
Format:
241 x 165 x 52 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
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Tapeworms, Lice, and Prions was Highly Commended in the Popular Medicine category of the BMA Book Awards 2014.
INFECTION: THE SEARCH FOR ITS CAUSES ; WORMS ; 1. Ascaris - the giant intestinal roundworm ; 2. Tapeworms ; 3. Hookworm anaemia ; 4. Schistosomiasis (sometimes called Bilharziasis) ; 5. Filariasis (elephantiasis) ; ARTHROPODS ; 6. Lice (pediculosis) ; 7. The itch (scabies) ; FUNGI ; 8. Tinea (ringworm etc) ; 9. Candida (thrush) ; PROTOZOA ; 10. Giardiasis ; 11. Amoebic dysentery and liver abscess ; 12. Malaria ; 13. Sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) ; 14. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (Oriental sore) and visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar) ; 15. Chagas' disease (South American trypanosomiasis) ; BACTERIA ; 16. The germ theory of disease ; 17. Anthrax ; 18. Tuberculosis (consumption) ; 19. Leprosy (Hansen's disease) ; 20. The golden staphylococcus ; 21. The streptococcus and post-streptococcal disorders ; 22. The pneumococcus and pneumonia ; 23. Gonorrhoea (the clap) ; 24. Syphilis (the pox) ; 25. The meningococcus and meningitis ; 26. Diphtheria ; 27. Whooping cough (pertussis) ; 28. Cholera ; 29. Typhoid fever ; 30. Escherichi coli ; 31. Shigella (bacillary dysentery) ; 32. Tetanus (lockjaw) ; 33. Plague (the Black Death) ; 34. Brucellosis (undulant fever) ; 35. Legionnaires' disease ; 36. Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers ; 37. Typhus ; 38. Chlamydia (urethritis and trachoma) ; VIRUSES ; 39. The discovery of viruses and determination of their nature ; 40. Smallpox ; 41. Rabies ; 42. Yellow fever ; 43. Dengue fever (break-bone fever) ; 44. Poliomyelitis (polio) ; 45. Measles (rubeola) ; 46. German measles (rubella) ; 47. Mumps ; 48. Varicella (chickenpox and shingles ; 49. Herpes simplex (cold sores and more) ; 50. Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) ; 51. Influenza (the flu) ; 52. Viral hepatitis (A, B, and C) ; 53. HIV and AIDS ; PRIONS ; 54. Kuru, Mad cows and variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease ; IX. UNDE VENIS ET QUO VADIS? ; REFERENCES ; GLOSSARY AND PRONUNCIATION ; FURTHER READING ; PERSON INDEX ; SUBJECT INDEX
An extraordinary range of infectious agents affect humans, from worms, arthopods, and fungi to bacteria, viruses, and prions. Looking at the curious nature of each, David I. Grove explores their life history, the people who discovered them, and how they were identified, in this fascinating exploration of infections around the globe.