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Infectious Disease


The Immunology of Parasitic Infections: A Handbook for Physicians, Veterinarians, and Biologists

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Author: Omar O. Barriga


Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease

Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease Lowest new price: $38.99
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Author: Jeanette Farrell

Menacing microbes that made history

This book tells the story of seven tiny microbes that altered forever the course of human history. Smallpox, leprosy, plague, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, and AIDS have aroused terror wherever thay have appeared, terror that has inspired acts of incredible courage and horrible cruelty. With compassion and an eye for detail, Jeanette Farrell writes of societies in turmoil and of committed searches for cures, of gruesome, misguided treatments and of the triumph of the human spirit. Illustrated with over fifty reproductions of photographs, newspaper cartoons, and public health posters, Invisible Enemies is an intriguing mix of biology and history with a worldwide scope.

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West Nile Story

West Nile Story Lowest new price: $59.25
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Author: Dickson Despommier
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West Nile Story describes the outbreaks of the West Nile virus that occurred in and around New York City in 1999 and again in 2000. It contains an additional chapter to the soft cover edition, "We Paved Paradise." West Nile Story is intended for a mature general audience (age 15 and up). Both the soft cover and hard cover versions have received high praise from reviewers and readers, alike.

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Medical Mycology

Medical Mycology Lowest new price: $50.00
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Author: K. J. Kwon-Chung
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From the laboratory to the bedside, this resource offers complete and detailed coverage of fungal infections including the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment. This contemporary guide also features the most current information available on the medical management of fungal infections in AIDS and other immunosuppressed patients.

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Statistical Methods in Cancer Research Vol. 1 : The Analysis of Case-Control Studies

Statistical Methods in Cancer Research Vol. 1 : The Analysis of Case-Control Studies Lowest new price: $22.50
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Author: Norman E. Breslow
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Book by Norman E. Breslow

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Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe

Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe Lowest new price: $5.30
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Author: William Rosen

The Emperor Justinian reunified Romes fractured empire by defeating the Goths and Vandals who had separated Italy, Spain, and North Africa from imperial rule. In his capital at Constantinople he built the world's most beautiful building, married its most powerful empress, and wrote its most enduring legal code, seemingly restoring Rome's fortunes for the next five hundred years. Then, in the summer of 542, he encountered a flea. The ensuing outbreak of bubonic plague killed five thousand people a day in Constantinople and nearly killed Justinian himself.


In Justinian's Flea , William Rosen tells the story of history's first pandemic plague seven centuries before the Black Death that killed tens of millions, devastated the empires of Persia and Rome, left a path of victims from Ireland to Iraq, and opened the way for the armies of Islam. Weaving together evolutionary microbiology, economics, military strategy, ecology, and ancient and modern medicine, Rosen offers a sweeping narrative of one of the great hinge moments in history, one that will appeal to readers of John Kelly's The Great Mortality , John Barry's The Great Influenza , and Jared Diamond's Collapse .

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Fundamental Virology

Fundamental Virology Lowest new price: $101.53
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This text provides an explanation of the basic and medical aspects of virology in a comprehensive format. It is comprised of selected chapters from the third edition of "Fields Virology" (ISBN 0-7817-0253-4) that have specific relevance for all medical and graduate students, as well as researchers in infectious disease and other clinical scientists. The book is divided into two major sections: the first addresses general principles such as virus taxonomy, analysis of viral membranes, defective genomes and pathogenesis of viral infection; the second section details specific virus families and their replication and provides critical updates on specific virus families.

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How Scientists Explain Disease

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Author: Paul Thagard
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How do scientists develop new explanations of disease? How do those explanations become accepted as true? And how does medical diagnosis change when physicians are confronted with new scientific evidence? These are some of the questions that Paul Thagard pursues in this pathbreaking book that develops a new, integrative approach to the study of science.


Ranging through the history of medicine, from the Hippocratic theory of humors to modern explanations of Mad Cow Disease and chronic fatigue syndrome, Thagard analyzes the development and acceptance of scientific ideas. At the heart of the book is a case study of the recent dramatic shift in medical understanding of peptic ulcers, most of which are now believed to be caused by infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. When this explanation was first proposed in 1983, it was greeted with intense skepticism by most medical experts, but it became widely accepted over the next decade. Thagard discusses the psychological processes of discovery and acceptance, the physical processes involving instruments and experiments, and the social processes of collaboration, communication, and consensus that brought about this transformation in medical knowledge.



How Scientists Explain Disease challenges both traditional philosophy of science, which has viewed science as largely a matter of logic, and contemporary science studies that view science as largely a matter of power. Drawing on theories of distributed computing and artificial intelligence, Paul Thagard develops new models that make sense of scientific change as a complex system of cognitive, social, and physical interactions.


This is a book that will appeal to all readers with an interest in the development of science and medicine. It combines an engaging style, significant research, and a powerfully original argument.

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The Imaging of Tropical Diseases: With Epidemiological, Pathological and Clinical Correlation. Volume 1 and 2 (v. 1 & 2)

The Imaging of Tropical Diseases: With Epidemiological, Pathological and Clinical Correlation. Volume 1 and 2 (v. 1 & 2) Lowest new price: $81.11
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Author: Philip E.S. Palmer
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These two volumes bring together the wide range of images which are possible today, and correlate them with their epidemiology, pathology, laboratory and clinical findings. This unique reference will be of immense value to all those concerned with the care of patients suffering from tropical diseases.

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Return of the Black Death: The World's Greatest Serial Killer

Return of the Black Death: The World's Greatest Serial Killer Lowest new price: $9.22
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Author: Susan Scott

If the twenty-first century seems an unlikely stage for the return of a 14th-century killer, the authors of Return of the Black Death argue that the plague, which vanquished half of Europe, has only lain dormant, waiting to emerge again—perhaps, in another form. At the heart of their chilling scenario is their contention that the plague was spread by direct human contact (not from rat fleas) and was, in fact, a virus perhaps similar to AIDS and Ebola. Noting the periodic occurrence of plagues throughout history, the authors predict its inevitable re-emergence sometime in the future, transformed by mass mobility and bioterrorism into an even more devastating killer.


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