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biology of pneumococcus the bacteriological, biochemical, and immunological characters and activities of Diplococcus pneumoniae by Benjamin White

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Streptococcus pneumoniae.,
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae -- Bibliography.,
  • Immunity.,
  • Immunity -- Bibliography.

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Edition Notes

StatementBenjamin White, with the collaboration of Elliott Stirling Robinson and Laverne Almon Barnes.
ContributionsRobinson, Elliott Stirling Andrew., Barnes, Laverne Almon.
LC ClassificationsQR201.P7
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 799 p. ;
Number of Pages799
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18691000M

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The Biology of Pneumococcus is not only an excellent reference book; it makes a very readable story as well. It is a book that only a person of Dr. Benjamin White's type could produce. It reflects his sterling scientific acumen, and capitalizes his extensive experience and his extraordinary capacity for doing a task completely and thoroughly. This chapter reviews some of the major events in the history of Streptococcus pneumoniae—events that have led to our modern understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pneumococcal disease. Manifestations of primary infection involved the respiratory tract, including pneumonia, acute purulent tracheobronchitis, otitis media, and acute purulent by: The Pneumococcus is a state-of-the-art examination of recent research in this field and the impact of this gram-positive pathogen on human disease. Long known as a severe, invasive pathogen, the threat level of the pneumococcus is on the rise due to high-level antibiotic resistance. In addition, this volume comprehensively covers the wealth of available information on this highly transformable. The pneumococcus is the major pathogen causing invasive disease in children, including sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia. The 23 valent capsular vaccine is useful in adults but fails to protect those at highest risk of disease at the youngest and oldest ages. EI Tuomanen, RH MasureMolecular and cellular biology of pneumococcal infection Cited by:

This book represents a review of the literature on the biology of the pneumococcus resulting from the studies on pneumonia carried out by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health during the years to under a grant from the Commonwealth Fund. It comprises a sorting out and evaluation of the literature of the past fifty years.   Excerpt from The Biology of Pneumococcus: The Bacteriological, Biochemical, and Immunological Characters and Activities of Diplococcus Pneumoniae The present review of the literature on the biology of Pneumo coccus forms a part of the Pneumonia Study and Service carried on during the years to by the Massachusetts Depart ment of Public Cited by: This volume looks at the methods, materials, equipment, and technologies developed to study the cell biology of the pneumococcus. Chapters cover topics such as the cultivation of Streptococcus pneumoniae in vitro; microscopy techniques; and the genetics and Brand: Humana Press.   Pneumococcus is the most common cause of bloodstream infections, pneumonia, meningitis, and middle ear infections in young children. You have probably heard of pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs. Many different bacteria, viruses, and even fungi can cause pneumonia. Pneumococcus is one of the most common causes of severe pneumonia.

The biology of pneumococcus; the bacteriological, biochemical, and immunological characters and activities of Diplococcus pneumoniae, By White, Benjamin, Streptococcus pneumoniae remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It causes a variety of diseases, ranging from mild otitis media to invasive disease, including sepsis and meningitis. Colonization of the nasopharynx is a prerequisite for invasive pneumococcal disease and also an important step in the development of antimicrobial resistance. Griffith's experiment, reported in by Frederick Griffith, was the first experiment suggesting that bacteria are capable of transferring genetic information through a process known as transformation. Griffith's findings were followed by research in the late s and early 40s that isolated DNA as the material that communicated this genetic information. A new book, The Pneumococcus, edited by Elaine Tuomanen et al., is the latest effort to summarize the state of research on the organism. The book begins by providing a well-thought-out answer to a basic question—what is a pneumococcus?—and moves on to chapters on topics ranging from attachment and invasion of the respiratory tract to.