The current proliferation of scientific information makes it difficult for even the most diligent reader to keep up with the latest developments in his/her own field, let alone other areas of interest. Review articles are one solution, but they too have become so voluminous and detailed that they often defeat the purpose for which they were intended. We have attempted to ease this problem by using a different format. In this volume on Concepts in Viral Pathogenesis, we have assembled a series of mini-reviews/editorials, 1,000 to 2,000 words in length. Each is a pithy distil- lation of the state-of-the-art with emphasis on current thinking and unifying concepts rather than a compendium of the literature. The 53 articles, all written by active workers in their respective fields, are organized systemati- cally so that the book will provide busy investigators, teachers and students of up-to-date information in a very brief and easily read- a conceptual core able form. In addition, the authors have attempted to identify unresolved problems and point to future directions.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 427
Weight: 915 g
Edition: 1984 ed.
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