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Author Grove, David I., author

Title Tapeworms : a compendium of unpleasant infections / David Grove
Edition First edition
Published Oxford Oxford University Press, [2014]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  614.4 Gro/Tla  AVAILABLE
Description 544 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents I. Infection : the search for its causes -- II. Worms -- Ascaris - the giant intestinal roundworm -- Tapeworms -- Hookworm anaemia -- Schistosomiasis (sometimes called Bilharziasis) -- Filariasis (elephantiasis) -- III. Arthropods -- Lice (pediculosis) -- The itch (scabies) -- IV. Fungi -- Tinea (ringworm, etc.) -- Candidiasis (thrush) -- V. 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) -- VI. Bacteria -- The germ theory of disease -- Anthrax -- Tuberculosis (consumption) -- Leprosy (Hansen's disease) -- The golden staphylococcus -- The pus-forming streptococcus -- The pneumococcus and pneumonia -- 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 -- VII. Viruses -- The discovery of viruses and determination of their nature -- Smallpox (variola) -- Rabies (hydrophobia) -- Yellow fever -- Dengue fever (break bone 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 -- VIII. Prions -- Kuru, mad cows, and variant Creutzfeldt--Jacob Disease -- IX. Unde venis et quo vadis?
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references and index
Subject Arthropod vectors.
Communicable diseases -- Transmission.
Pathogenic bacteria.
Pathogenic fungi.
Worms as carriers of disease.
ISBN 0199641021 (cloth)
9780199641024 (cloth)