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Author Mims, Cedric A.
Title The war within us : everyman's guide to infection and immunity / Cedric Mims.
Imprint San Diego, CA. : Academic Press, [2000]
©2000

Subject Infection.
Immunology.
Medical microbiology.
Immunity.
Immune System.
Infection Control.
Microbiology.
Parasites.
Description 1 online resource (x, 278 pages) : illustrations
Summary Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. In The War Within Us, well-known author and infectious disease specialist Cedric Mims makes the intricacies of the immune system and infectious diseases less baffling for the general reader and answers the questions of how things work and why. The story is told in terms of the ancient conflict between the invader (the infectious disease) and the defender (the body's immune system) and the strategies and counter-strategies used by both sides, making it a book that is both informative and interesting to read. The War Within Us is an ideal introduction to the basics of immunity and infection for general readers and students. It also serves as a quick reference book for physicians, researchers, and other health workers. Key Features: * Parasite versus host * The conflict: how we defend ourselves * The microbe's response to our defence * How microbes cause disease * Thumbnail sketches of seven selected diseases: * The threat of new diseases.
Contents The Parasite Versus the Host: -- How We Defend Ourselves: -- Surfaces Barriers and the Early Defences. -- Immune Defences. -- Chinks in the Armour: Things That Go Wrong With Our Defences. -- The Microbe's Response to Our Defence: -- Breaching the Early Defences. -- How to Evade Immune Defences. -- The Disease: -- From Residents to Big Killers. -- How Microbes Cause Disease. -- Thumbnail Sketches of Seven Selected Diseases. -- What the Future Holds: -- The Threat of New Diseases. -- Our Answers to Infectious Diseases. -- Selected Reading. -- Glossary -- Index.
The parasite versus the host -- How we defend ourselves -- The microbe's response to our defence -- The disease -- What the future holds.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-252) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780124982512
0124982514
9780080542676 (electronic bk.)
0080542670 (electronic bk.)
1281033324
9781281033321
OCLC # 162129429
Additional Format Print version: Mims, Cedric A. War within us. San Diego, CA. : Academic Press, ©2000 0124982514 9780124982512 (OCoLC)44603902