Rapid advances in virology have increased the difficulty encountered by students and teachers in absorbing and imparting information. This comprehensive volume provides students with enough information, not just to pass examinations, but also to develop a foundation of knowledge for professional practice. Medical and dental practice requires an intelligent approach to the diagnosis and treatment of viral infections. The authors present a clearly written account of basic and clinical virology. The book contains detailed information on several key topics including: general properties and classification of viruses; how viruses cause diseases; viruses and cancer; childhood infections caused by paramyxoviruses; retroviruses and AIDS; the laboratory diagnosis of viral infections; and control of viral diseases by immunization. Richly illustrated with over 130 line drawings and photographs, this work provides a complete overview of this rapidly expanding field of biology for medical and dental undergraduates.
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Leslie Collier, Emiritus Professor of Virology, University of London.
John Oxford, Professor Virology, St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Paul Kellam, VIrus Genomics Team Leader, Sanger Institute, Cambridge.
Review from previous edition: "Covers all the bases well, with no major topic omitted. The authors' style is very "student friendly" and, sometimes, almost conversational in tone. This makes the book very easy to read. Layout is also user friendly with good use of tables/graphs/pictures.
Reminders at each chapter end and appendices are also useful."
--Professor Kevin Kerr, Harrogate District Hospital.
"It is very comprehensive and covers most viruses that we encounter in clinical practice. I like the way how the chapters are divided into different types of viruses, its properties and clinical aspects of diseases. Chapter 7 is particularly useful as it mentions virus interaction in the
community. Epidemiology is still an aspect that many people take for granted, but I think its an important element in virology."
--Dr Norzeihan Jan Bappu, Foundation 1 Doctor.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 192616625