Infectious Diseases in the Female Patient

  • Rudolph P. Galask
  • Bryan Larsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Patrick Schlievert
    Pages 1-15
  3. Christiane E. Stahl, Gale B. Hill
    Pages 16-42
  4. Nelson B. Isada, John H. Grossman
    Pages 43-57
  5. Charles M. Helms, William M. Nauseef
    Pages 58-71
  6. John L. Ho, Michael Barza
    Pages 72-105
  7. Michael W. Varner
    Pages 106-114
  8. Shari Thomas, Richard Neil Greenberg
    Pages 115-127
  9. David A. Baker
    Pages 128-140
  10. Bryan Larsen
    Pages 141-162
  11. David A. Eschenbach
    Pages 163-186
  12. Daniel V. Landers, Richard L. Sweet
    Pages 187-207
  13. Roger R. Lenke, Walter E. Stamm
    Pages 208-220
  14. David Charles
    Pages 221-242
  15. Sebastian Faro
    Pages 243-250
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 251-264

About this book


In obstetrics and gynecology, as in other medical disciplines, great satisfaction comes from doing, but a greater satisfaction comes from knowing. The desire to know raises clinical practice to its highest level. This principle guided us in determining the objectives for this volume. Several standard textbooks of obstetrics and gynecology include information about infectious problems. Infectious Diseases in the Female Patient is unique in that it emphasizes primarily the basic science as­ pects of infections in obstetrics and gynecology. Although providing a practitioner's handbook was not our goal, the reader nevertheless will find discussions of the management of infections in the female pa­ tient. The continued growth of knowledge about infectious disease en­ countered in obstetrics and gynecology has come from many sources: bacteriology, virology, genetics, immunology, biochemistry, physiol­ ogy, and pharmacology. Insights from all these disciplines contribute to the conceptual framework of this volume. Many of the authors who contributed to this text are leaders in their respective areas of research and bring to the book a diversity of ex­ pertise and experience. Controversial issues are developed in a bal­ anced fashion, and, in most cases, opposing views are discussed. Since medical texts usually are read piece-meal rather than cover to cover, we have allowed some overlap between chapters. The slight degree of redundancy allows each chapter to stand on its own, so that the reader may obtain the necessary information from a single chapter.


Patient antibiotics antimicrobial antimicrobial therapy bacteria bacterial infection bacterial infections bacteriology infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases viral infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolph P. Galask
    • 1
  • Bryan Larsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and MicrobiologyUniversity of Iowa College of MedicineIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, and Obstetrics and GynecologyMarshall University School of MedicineHuntingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9330-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4852-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0178-0328
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