To Catch a Virus
- John Booss, Marilyn J August
- Publication Date:
- March 25, 2013
- Content Details:
- 392 pages
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This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.
Table of Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Foreword Preface About the Authors 1. Fear or Terror on Every Countenance: Yellow Fever 2. Of Mice and Men: Animal Models of Virus Infection 3. Filling the Churchyard with Corpses: Smallpox and the Immune Response 4. What Can Be Seen: From Viral Inclusion Bodies to Electron Microscopy 5. The Turning Point: Cytopathic Effect in Tissue Culture 6. A Torrent of Viral Isolates: The Early Years of Diagnostic Virology 7. Imaging Viruses and Tagging Their Antigens 8. Immunological Memory: Ingenuity and Serendipity 9. To The Barricades: The Molecular Revolution Appendix: Chapter Timelines Index