© 1982

Bacterial Infections of Humans

Epidemiology and Control

  • Alfred S. Evans
  • Harry A. Feldman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Alfred S. Evans
    Pages 1-48
  3. Philip S. Brachman
    Pages 49-61
  4. Philip S. Brachman
    Pages 63-74
  5. David R. Snydman, Sherwood L. Gorbach
    Pages 75-104
  6. William Terranova
    Pages 105-118
  7. Wendell H. Hall
    Pages 119-135
  8. Martin J. Blaser
    Pages 137-150
  9. Gavin Hart
    Pages 151-158
  10. E. Russell Alexander, H. Robert Harrison
    Pages 159-185
  11. Abram S. Benenson
    Pages 187-206
  12. Paul F. Wehrle
    Pages 207-218
  13. Herbert L. DuPont
    Pages 219-234
  14. Paul J. Wiesner, Sumner E. Thompson III
    Pages 235-257
  15. Carl William Norden
    Pages 259-273
  16. David W. Fraser
    Pages 275-291
  17. Robert R. Jacobson
    Pages 293-313
  18. Donald O. Lyman, Richard J. Jackson
    Pages 315-326
  19. Harry A. Feldman
    Pages 327-344
  20. Hjordis M. Foy
    Pages 345-366

About this book


This is a companion volume to Viral Infections of Humans: Epidemiology and Control. The apparent success of that book in bridging the gap between texts on basic microbiology and those on clinical infectious diseases led to editing this one on bacterial infections, the chapters of which are organized in exactly the same format of 12 units: introduction, historical background, methodology, biological characteristics of the organism, descriptive epidemiology, mechanisms and routes of transmission, pathogenesis and im­ munity, patterns of host response, control and prevention, unresolved problems, references, and suggested reading. The purpose of this book is to provide a description and understanding of the pathogenesis of infection and disease both within the community and within the individual. This is done in the belief that a variety of factors in both the external and the internal environment, and in the nature of the infectious agent, influence exposure, the development of infection, and the pattern of the host response. An understanding of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of these processes forms the basis for approaches to control and prevention. The first two chapters of this book deal with general epidemiological concepts and with surveillance.


bacteria bacterial infection bacterial infections development diseases epidemiological epidemiology infection infections infectious disease infectious diseases methodology microbiology pathogenesis prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred S. Evans
    • 1
  • Harry A. Feldman
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Upstate Medical CenterState University of New YorkSyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Bacterial Infections of Humans
  • Book Subtitle Epidemiology and Control
  • Editors Alfred S. Evans
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41705-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-1142-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-1140-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XLI, 702
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Internal Medicine
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