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The Resource Cancer virus : the story of Epstein-Barr virus, Dorothy H. Crawford, Alan Rickinson, & Ing⯬fur Johannessen

Cancer virus : the story of Epstein-Barr virus, Dorothy H. Crawford, Alan Rickinson, & Ing⯬fur Johannessen

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Cancer virus : the story of Epstein-Barr virus
Title
Cancer virus
Title remainder
the story of Epstein-Barr virus
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Dorothy H. Crawford, Alan Rickinson, & Ing⯬fur Johannessen
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Language
eng
Summary
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was discovered in 1964. At the time, the very idea of a virus underlying a cancer was revolutionary. Cancer is, after all, not catching. Even now, the idea of a virus causing cancer surprises many people. But Epstein-Barr, named after its discoverers, Sir Anthony Epstein and Dr Yvonne Barr, is fascinating for other reasons too. Almost everyone carries it, yet it is only under certain circumstances that it produces disease. It has been associated with different, apparently unrelated, diseases in different populations: Burkitt's Lymphoma, producing tumors in the jaw, in African children; a nasal tumour in China; glandular fever in Europe and the USA; and the majority of cases of Hodgkin's Disease everywhere. This book tells the story of the discovery of the virus, and the recognition of its connection with these various diseases -- an account that spans the world and involves some remarkable characters and individual stories
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Crawford, Dorothy H
Dewey number
616.994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Rickinson, Alan
  • Johannessen, Ingolfur
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  • Cancer
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Epstein-Barr virus diseases
  • Cancer
Target audience
adult
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Cancer virus : the story of Epstein-Barr virus, Dorothy H. Crawford, Alan Rickinson, & Ing⯬fur Johannessen
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volume
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  • still image
  • text
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000052675283
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 208 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780199653119
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Cancer virus : the story of Epstein-Barr virus, Dorothy H. Crawford, Alan Rickinson, & Ing⯬fur Johannessen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052675283
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 208 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780199653119
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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