Infectious : a doctor's eye-opening insights into contagious diseases /

A woman's innocuous cold symptoms mask a debilitating rare tick infection. A young man develops shingles, then suffers blinding head pain later in life. After years of frustration, a family eradicates head lice forever. Leading infectious diseases specialist Frank Bowden sheds light the everyda...

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Main Author: Bowden, Frank, 1960- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:[Sydney, NSW] : NewSouth ; [Published by the University of New South Wales Press Ltd.], [2016]
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Table of Contents:
  • Author's Note
  • Introduction
  • Part I. The Age of Infections
  • 1. Ebola and Other Natural Born Killers
  • 2. Taught By an Expert
  • 3. Hard Cold Facts
  • 4. Of Lice and Men
  • 5. A Typical Pneumonia?
  • Part II. The end of the Age of Antibiotics
  • 8. Just a Sore Throat
  • 7. Antibiotic My Thbusting
  • 8. Resistance Is Futile
  • Part III. First Do No Harm
  • 9. Evidence-Based Medicine - in its Place
  • 10. A Spot Diagnosis
  • 11. Lyme is the New Black
  • 12. I'm So Tired My Mind is on the Blink
  • 13. Eleven Grams of Trouble
  • Notes
  • Sources
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgements

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