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Description - Antimicrobial Drugs by David Greenwood

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. So used have we become 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 provides the first comprehensive account of the development of antimicrobial agents of all kinds: antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal and anthelminthic compounds. It also offers a celebration of those involved with 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.

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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: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

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