The Resource Tapeworms, lice, and prions : a compendium of unpleasant infections, David I Grove

Tapeworms, lice, and prions : a compendium of unpleasant infections, David I Grove

Label
Tapeworms, lice, and prions : a compendium of unpleasant infections
Title
Tapeworms, lice, and prions
Title remainder
a compendium of unpleasant infections
Statement of responsibility
David I Grove
Title variation
Compendium of unpleasant infections
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary array of infectious agents affects humans; from worms, arthopods, and fungi to bacteria, viruses, and prions. In this compendium of the curious and fascinating organisms that cause disease, including Legionnaire's disease, mumps, CJD, and chlamydia, David I. Grove provides a lively, fact-filled account of the nature of each organism, their life cycle, the ingenious ways in which they infect humans, and the human stories behind their discovery
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
614.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
RA639
LC item number
.G76 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Tapeworms, lice, and prions : a compendium of unpleasant infections, David I Grove
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Infection : the search for its causes -- Worms. Ascaris-the giant intestinal roundworm ; Tapeworms ; Hookworm anaemia ; Schistosomiasis (sometimes called Bilharziasis) ; Filariasis (elephantiasis) -- Arthropods. Lice (pediculosis) ; The itch (scabies) -- Fungi. Tinea (ringworm, etc.) ; Candidiasis (thrush) -- Protozoa. Giardiasis ; Amoebic dysentery and liver abscess ; Malaria ; Sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) ; Cutaneous leishmaniasis (Oriental sore) and visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar) ; Chagas disease (South American trypanosomiasis) -- Bacteria. The germ theory of disease ; Anthrax ; Tuberculosis (consumption) ; Leprosy (Hansen's disease) ; The golden staphylococcus ; The pus-forming streptococcus ; Childbed fever ; Infections of the skin and underlying tissues ; Tonsillitis and scarlet fever ; Post-streptococcal diseases ; Rheumatic fever ; Post-streptococcal acute glomerulonephritis ; The pneumococcus and pneumonia ; Upper respiratory infections : sinusitis, middle ear infections, and mastoiditis ; Gonorrhoea (the clap) ; Syphilis (the pox) ; The meningococcus and meningitis ; Diphtheria ; Whooping cough (pertussis) ; Cholera ; Typhoid fever ; Escherichia coli ; Bacillary dysentery (shigellosis) ; Tetanus (lockjaw) ; Plague (the Black Death) ; Brucellosis (undulant fever) ; Legionnaires' disease ; Helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcers ; Typhus ; Chlamydia, trachoma, and urethritis -- Viruses. The discovery of viruses and determination of their nature ; Smallpox (variola) ; Rabies (hydrophobia) ; Yellow fever ; Dengue fever (breakbone fever) ; Poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis) ; Measles (rubeola) ; German measles (rubella) ; Mumps ; Varicella (chickenpox and shingles) ; Herpes simplex (cold sores and more) ; Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) ; Influenza (the flu) ; Viral hepatitis (A, B, and C) ; Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome -- Prions. Kuru, mad cows, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease -- Unde venis et quo vadis?
Control code
ocn870588516
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unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 602 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191653445
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
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573901
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not applicable
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.b34692678
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)870588516
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