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Introduction to the History of Medical and Veterinary Mycology

G. C. Ainsworth



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Cambridge University Press
02 September 2003
This book is the first to give a well-documented, illustrated survey of the historical background to disease caused by fungi in man and domesticated animals. Medical and veterinary mycology includes the study of infectious diseases caused by actinomycetes and allergic conditions induced by both fungi and actinomycetes, and their history is also described here. The foundations of medical mycology have been laid over the past centuries but have only been completed during recent decades. This is therefore an appropriate moment to write the history of this specialty, which involves the collaboration of medically qualified and non-medically trained workers. Dr Ainsworth's long and varied career in mycology fits him ideally to the task he has undertaken and he has drawn on his experience to provide an invaluable scholarly perspective on the area.
By:   G. C. Ainsworth
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   364g
ISBN:   9780521524551
ISBN 10:   0521524555
Pages:   244
Publication Date:   02 September 2003
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Aetiology: dermatophytes and the taxonomic problem; 3. Names: problems of nomenclature; 4. Problems of pathogenic status with special reference to mycelial yeasts; 5. Epidemiological problems; 6. Therapeutic problems; 7. Spores as allergens: a problem of sensitization; 8. Mycetism, mycotoxicoses, and hallucinogenic fungi: toxicological problems; 9. Training mycopathologists: an educational problem; 10. Regional developments; Postscript; Notes on the text; Bibliography and chronology; Names index; Subject index.

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