Medical Mycology and Training in the United States: A Historical Analysis (1894-1996)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 31, 2003 - Medical - 221 pages
The development of medical mycology in the United States is assessed within the context of scientific progress as demonstrated by the creativity and scholarly contributions from research, technological activities, and training toward the management of fungal diseases. Although it focuses on American figures and events, it covers the origins of the discipline in Europe and Latin America. It describes historically significant scientific, technological and educational development and the narrative description is accompanied by an analysis of the causes of these and their perceived impact on the development of the discipline from the late 1880s into the 1990s. The development was conceptualised into five eras: "the era of discovery", "the formative years", "the advent of antifungal and immunosuppressive therapies", "the years of expansion" and "the era of transition".
 

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Contents

I The origin of mycology
1
1894 to 1919
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1920 to 1949
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1950 to 1969
49
1970 to 1979
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1980 to 1996
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VII Summary and conclusions
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References
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Table 1 Results of question no 1 professional time devoted to medical mycology 105 respondents
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Genealogic Training Trees Listed by University or Medical Center
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Medical mycology books chronologic order
201
Historical publications by other authors
203
List of questionnaire respondents and interviews
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Author Index
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Subject Index
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Questionnaire analysis summary
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