This book presents the 24 discoveries in infectious diseases that have merited Nobel Prize recognition since the inception of the awards in 1901. Grouped according to biological groups rather than chronology, each discovery includes a biographical sketch of the laureate(s), a description of the research, and a summary of the current status of the field. In addition, consideration is given to the relevance of the research on the general field of biology and medicine.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 10 mm
"Rifkind and Freeman's account serves as an introduction for the general reader to microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases..."
- Robin A. Weiss, University College London for NATURE MEDICINE (June 2006)
"...provoke(s) reader thought regarding the never-ending process of scientific pursuit, and future candidates for Nobel Prizes."
- DOODY'S (3 Stars) 2006