Antimicrobial Drugs by David Greenwood
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Antimicrobial Drugs
By David Greenwood

Antimicrobial Drugs

Chronicle of a Twentieth Century Medical Triumph

By (author) See other recent books by David Greenwood
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $202.95
Your Price: $182.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $20.29! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $9.13 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Antimicrobial Drugs by David Greenwood

Book Description

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 chemical modification of existing compounds, that number has more than tripled today. We have become so used to the ready availability of these relatively safe and highly effective 'miracle drugs' that it is now hard to grasp how they transformed the treatment of infection. This book documents the progress made from the first tentative search for an elusive 'chemotherapy' of infection in the early days of the twentieth century, to the development of effective antiviral agents for the management of HIV as the millennium drew to a close. It also offers a celebration of the individuals and groups that made this miracle happen, as well as examining the inexorable rise of the global pharmaceutical industry, and, most intriguingly, the essential input of luck. Infection still maintains a high profile in both medicine and the media, with the current threats of 'superbugs' such as MRSA acquired in hospital, and a potential resistance to antibiotics. This book tracks the history of antimicrobial drugs, a remarkable medical triumph that has provided doctors with an amazing armoury of safe and effective drugs that ensure that reversion to the helpless state of the fight against infection witnessed in the early 1900s is extremely unlikely. This timely compendium acknowledges the agents that have surely led to the relief of more human and animal suffering than any other class of drugs in the history of medical endeavour.

Buy Antimicrobial Drugs book by David Greenwood from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780199534845
ISBN-10: 0199534845
Format: Hardback
(252mm x 180mm x 29mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author David Greenwood

Overcoming Distractions by David Greenwood Overcoming Distractions, Paperback (December 2016)

We know that Attention Deficit Disorder makes it tough for children to focus in school, but what happens when those kids grow up? How can they make the transition to a successful professional life? And how can newly diagnosed adults meet the challenges of the workplace?

One of Churchill's Own by David Greenwood One of Churchill's Own, Hardback (August 2016)

Here are the thrilling memoirs of Battle of France and Battle of Britain pilot ace, John Greenwood.

» View all books by David Greenwood

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Antimicrobial Drugs book by David Greenwood and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - David Greenwood

Professor Greenwood was formerly at St Batholomew's Hospital, London before joining the Department of Microbiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School in 1974, where he remained until retirement in 2000. He was Professor of Antimicrobial Science between 1989 and 2000, and is the former Archivist to the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. He has contributed more than 200 scientific articles and books on antimicrobial agents over 40 years.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by David Greenwood close
Overcoming Distractions by David Greenwood
One of Churchill's Own by David Greenwood
Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Year 10 Teacher Support Print Option by David Greenwood
Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Year 9 2ed Teacher Support Print Option by David Greenwood
Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Year 8 2ed Teacher Support Print Option by David Greenwood
Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Year 7 2ed Teacher Support Print Option by David Greenwood
Cambridge Mathematics NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Year 8 by David Greenwood
Cambridge Mathematics NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Year 10 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 by David Greenwood
Cambridge Mathematics NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Year 10 5.1 and 5.2 by David Greenwood
Cambridge Mathematics NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Year 9 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 by David Greenwood
Cambridge Mathematics NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Year 9 5.1 and 5.2 by David Greenwood
Cambridge Mathematics NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Year 7 by David Greenwood
Essential Mathematics Gold for the Australian Curriculum Year 10 by David Greenwood
Essential Mathematics Gold for the Australian Curriculum Year 7 by David Greenwood
Essential Gold Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Year 8 by David Greenwood
Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Year 7 by David Greenwood
Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum Year 8 by David Greenwood
Procurement in the Construction Industry by David Greenwood
Construction Companion to Risk and Value Management by David Greenwood
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close