The War Within Us: Everyman's Guide to Infection and Immunity
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BeschreibungInfectious diseases can be caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and other microbes such as fungus. They are a part of everyday life, and range in severity from strep throat to AIDS.
InhaltsverzeichnisThe Parasite Versus the Host: How We Defend Ourselves: Surfaces Barriers and the Early Defences. Immune Defences. Chinks in the Armour: Things That Go Wrong With Our Defences. The Microbe's Response to Our Defence: Breaching the Early Defences. How to Evade Immune Defences. The Disease: From Residents to Big Killers. How Microbes Cause Disease. Thumbnail Sketches of Seven Selected Diseases. What the Future Holds: The Threat of New Diseases. Our Answers to Infectious Diseases. Selected Reading. Glossary Index.
PortraitCedric Mims began as a zoologist, studying under GP Wells and JBS Haldane at University College, London. He then went to the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, graduating in 1952. After hospital appointments he spent three years in Uganda studying tropical fevers, and then 16 years in Canberra, Australia, interspersed with two years in the USA. This was followed by a 20-year period in London as Professor of Microbiology at Guy's Hospital Medical School, where his enthusiasm for teaching found its outlet. His entire career has focused on infectious diseases and immunology, and he has produced five books and more than a hundred scientific papers on these subjects. He has four children and nine grandchildren and lives in the Sussex countryside.
Pressestimmen"a thorough explanation of the human immune system... The author accomplishes his goal of guiding the reader through the intricacies of the immune system, and does so in a unique and entertaining style." --Jane S. Roccaforte, M.D., DOODY'S HEALTH SCIENCES BOOK REVIEW JOURNAL
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ACADEMIC PR INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2000
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten