PART 1 GENERAL PRINCIPLPES ; PART 2 SPECIAL INFECTIONS ; PART 3 SPECIAL SYNDROMES ; PART 4 PRACTICAL ASPECTS ; APPENDICES ; A SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: CODES OF PRACTICE, DISENFECTION, AND STERILIZATION ; B VIRAL INFECTIONS NOTIFIABLE IN THE UK ; C SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTHER READING ; INDEX
Leslie Collier was from 1978 to 1986 Professor of Virology at the London Hospital Medical College, being succeeded in this post by John Oxford. John Oxford is Professor of Virology at St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of London. He is the co-author of two standard texts on Influenza and Virology and has published 250 scientific papers throughout the world. Professor Oxford serves as the Scientific Director of Retroscreen, Ltd., the College's research virology company. Paul Kellam is Virus Genomics Team Leader at the Sanger Institute, Cambridge, and Reader in Host & Pathogen Interactions in the Department of Infection, MRC Centre for Medical Molecular Virology, University College London.
Review from previous edition Covers all the bases well, with no major topic omitted. The authors' style is very "student friendly" and, sometimes, almost conversational in tone. This makes the book very easy to read. Layout is also user friendly with good use of tables/graphs/pictures. Reminders at each chapter end and appendices are also useful. Professor Kevin Kerr, Harrogate District Hospital. It is very comprehensive and covers most viruses that we encounter in clinical practice. I like the way how the chapters are divided into different types of viruses, its properties and clinical aspects of diseases. Chapter 7 is particularly useful as it mentions virus interaction in the community. Epidemiology is still an aspect that many people take for granted, but I think its an important element in virology. Dr Norzeihan Jan Bappu, Foundation 1 Doctor.