Accession Number:

ADA199791

Title:

History of Rickettsiology. Volume 1,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This chapter is devoted to a discussion of three topics The discovery of the major etiologic agents of rickettsial disease, their vectors, and mechanisms of transmission The major technological developments that have facilitated the study, control, and treatment of rickettsiae and rickettsial diseases and the evolution of the concept of rickettsia from a microbial entity which is neither a typical bacterium nor a typical virus to a well-characterized set of bacteria. Contents of Volume I include Etiology Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever RMSF Epidemic and Endemic Typhus Fevers Trench Fever Scrub Typhus Q Fevers Rickettsialpox Staining Rickettsiae Preantibiotic Chemotherapy Early Vaccines The Yolk Sac Revolution Rickettsiae as Organisms and Rickettsial Physiology. Reprints.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE