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Offers a retrospective of the havoc-wreaking microbes of the past as well as an engrossing exploration of emerging threats, including a chapter on bioterrorism. This book helps readers discover what makes smallpox the most potentially devastating of all bioweapons, and how prepared we are to fight it.
The treatment in this book of the mechanisms of action, pharmacology and adverse effects of the drugs used to treat bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infections has been greatly expanded, and this edition includes two new chapters on the fluoroquinolones and the drugs used to treat AIDS.
By Karl Jaspers
In "General Psychopathology", perhaps his most important contribution to the Heidelberg school, Jaspers critiques the scientific aspirations of psychotherapy, arguing that the realm of the human must be supplemented by an understanding of the "meaning-relations" experienced by human beings.
Presenting first-person accounts and the perspectives of literature, medicine, sociology, philosophy, religion, and the medical humanities, this book explores what it means to live with chronic illness on an everyday basis. It also considers the implications of this experience for social policy, health care, bioethics, and the professions.
In this second volume in the series The Retroviridae, the readers are treated to up-to-date reviews on these viruses, which are found in a variety of animal species.