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Author Greenwood, David, 1935-

Title Antimicrobial drugs : chronicle of a twentieth century medical triumph / David Greenwood.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 429 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Agents of infection -- Out of darkness -- From quinine to sulphonamides (by way of serendipity) -- Wonder drugs -- The taming of tuberculosis and leprosy -- The golden years of pills and profits -- Progress against parasites -- The poor relations : fungi and viruses -- The spectre at the feast.
Note Print version record.
Summary Between 1935 and 1944 the field of microbiology, and by implication medicine as a whole, underwent dramatic advancement. The discovery of the extraordinary antibacterial properties of sulphonamides, penicillin, and streptomycin triggered a frantic hunt for more antimicrobial drugs that was to yield an abundant harvest in a very short space of time. By the early 1960s more than 50 antibacterial agents were available to the prescribing physician and, largely by a process of chemicalmodification of existing compounds, that number has more than tripled today. We have become so used to the ready av.
Subject Anti-infective agents -- History -- 20th century.
Anti-Infective Agents -- history
History, 20th Century
Antiinfectieux -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Médecine -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
MEDICAL -- Drug Guides.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Pharmacology.
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
MEDICAL -- Pharmacy.
Anti-infective agents. (OCoLC)fst00810345
Antimikrobieller Wirkstoff
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Greenwood, David, 1935- Antimicrobial drugs. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008 9780199534845 (DLC) 2007041196 (OCoLC)174094306
ISBN 9780191560071 (electronic bk.)
0191560073 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051574419
AU@ 000061007482
DEBBG BV043168969
DEBSZ 421394749

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