The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (Facts on File Library of Health and Living Series) / Edition 2by Carol Turkington, Bonnie Ashby, Bonnie Lee Ashby
Pub. Date: 05/28/2003
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Infectious agents are everywhere: in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the ground we walk on, the buildings we live in. From microscopic viruses to foot-long parasitic worms, these organisms all share a dependence on human beings for at least part of their life cycles. We are not helpless, however, and we can enhance the body's natural defenses if we are informed. The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases provides easy access to the latest information on all infectious diseases.
Clear, Readable Entries For The Nonprofessional
Answering the great demand for a concise layperson's guide in plain language, the Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases features:
-- More than 600 entries that discuss infectious diseases and agents, drug treatments and therapies, and the scientists who have made important medical discoveries
-- Appendixes highlighting major resources and organizations (inducting telephone hotlines) concerned with infectious diseases
-- An additional appendix listing major journals that regularly publish research reports on infectious diseases
-- An extensive, up-to-date bibliography of the most important books and articles on the subject to guide further research
-- A glossary that defines unfamiliar terms
-- A full index that facilitates ease of access to information
-- Curriculum-oriented coverage that complements a number of subjects, including general science, biology, health, chemistry, anatomy, and pre-med courses.
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