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.
David Ian Grove graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Adelaide in 1967, and was later awarded the degrees of doctor of medicine by that university and doctor of science by the University of Western Australia. He has a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He has worked in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the USA, the Philippines and the UK. For the 18 years prior to his retirement, he was director of the department of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia and clinical professor of microbiology and of infectious diseases in the University of Adelaide. He has written over 190 original articles and chapters in books, edited Strongyloidiasis: A Major Roundworm Infection of Man and written the acclaimed A History of Human Helminthology.
INFECTION: THE SEARCH FOR ITS CAUSES; WORMS; ARTHROPODS; FUNGI; PROTOZOA; BACTERIA; VIRUSES; PRIONS; IX. UNDE VENIS ET QUO VADIS?; REFERENCES; GLOSSARY AND PRONUNCIATION; FURTHER READING; PERSON INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX