To Catch a Virus:
Expert storytellers weave together the science, technological advances, medical urgencies, and human stories that chronicle the development of the field of diagnostic virology. Key Features: Follows historical discoveries that defined viruses and More...
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Expert storytellers weave together the science, technological advances, medical urgencies, and human stories that chronicle the development of the field of diagnostic virology. Key Features: Follows historical discoveries that defined viruses and their roles in infectious diseases over a century of developments, epidemics, and molecular advances, and continuing into the 21st century with AIDS, HIV, and a future that in no way resembles the past. Features the great names and personalities of diagnostic virology, their contributions, their associations, and their challenges to prove findings that some considered fantasy. Describes how scientists applied revolutionary technologies, studying viruses, first in animal models and tissue culture and progressing to molecular and genetic techniques. Appeals to the pioneer and adventure–seeker who is interested in how a scientific field evolves.
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|About the Authors|
|Fear or Terror on Every Countenance: Yellow Fever|
|Of Mice and Men: Animal Models of Viral Infection|
|Filling the Churchyard with Corpses: Smallpox and the Immune Response|
|What Can Be Seen: from Viral Inclusion Bodies to Electron Microscopy|
|The Turning Point: Cytopathic Effect in Tissue Culture|
|A Torrent of Viral Isolates: the Early Years of Diagnostic Virology|
|Imaging Viruses and Tagging Their Antigens|
|Immunological Memory: Ingenuity and Serendipity|
|To the Barricades: the Molecular Revolution|
|Appendix: Chapter Timelines|