Introduction to the History of Medical and Veterinary Mycology

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 7, 2002 - Medical - 244 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Aetiology dermatophytes and the taxonomic problem
13
Names problems of nomenclature
33
Problems of pathogenic status with special reference to mycelial yeasts
39
Epidemiological problems
52
2 Effects of the host on the pathogen
63
3 The pathogen and the environment
73
4 The compromised patient
83
Spores as allergens a problem of sensitization
104
Mycetism mycotoxicoses and hallucinogenic fungi toxicological problems
116
Training mycopathologists an educational problem
139
Regional developments
150
Postscript
168
Notes on the text
171
Bibliography and chronology
181
Names index
215

5 Geographical distribution of mycoses
86
Therapeutic problems
88

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