Chemotherapy of Parasitic Diseases

  • William C. Campbell
  • Robert S. Rew

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William C. Campbell
      Pages 3-21
  3. Protozoa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. John C. Chabala, Max W. Miller
      Pages 25-85
    3. Timothy G. Geary, James B. Jensen
      Pages 87-114
    4. Patrick B. McGreevy, Philip D. Marsden
      Pages 115-127
    5. Joseph A. Kovacs, Henry Masur
      Pages 139-158
    6. Douglas L. Looker, J. Joseph Marr, Ronald L. Stotish
      Pages 193-207
    7. Timothy G. Geary, S. Allen Edgar, James B. Jensen
      Pages 209-236
  4. Nematodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Michael H. Fisher
      Pages 239-266
    3. Lyndia Slayton Blair, Thomas R. Klei
      Pages 307-319
    4. Robert S. Rew, Raymond H. Fetterer
      Pages 321-337

About this book

Introduction

"Have a chew of dulie," said Crubog . . . "What is it?" asked Potter, half-suspiciously. "Seaweed. " "Is it good for the virility? . . . " "And what is the virility?" asked the old man. "Does it make you more attractive to women?" Potier shouted in his ear. "No. " "What is it good for then?" "WortnS. " "Worms?" "Intestinal worms. You'll never again pass a worm if you eat a fistful of dulse first thing in the morning and last thing at night. " "If it's an anthelmintic, I'll try a spot of it," said Potter. - From Bogmail, a novel by Patrick McGinley (1981) With modern techniques of chemical isolation and structure determination, the old distinction between herbal and chemical remedies has largely been broken down. By chemotherapy we now mean simply the treatment of disease by drugs (the word medicines has unhappily been eclipsed). The distinction made between chemotherapy and non­ chemical therapy (e. g. , radiation, physiotherapy, surgical intervention, immu­ nomodulation) remains useful despite some minor overlapping. The present work thus deals with drugs and their use in parasitic disease. (Since we are dealing with the treatment of incipient as well as established infection, chemotherapy subsumes chem­ oprophylaxis as well as chemotherapeusis per se. ) Definition of parasitism as a biological modus vivendi, although important in itself, need not concern us here. We need simply delimit the scope of the book, and that is easily done.

Keywords

Malaria Schistosomiasis antibiotics chemotherapy clinical trial infection infections intestinal infections metabolism pesticide pharmacology prevention protozoan infection toxicity toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • William C. Campbell
    • 1
  • Robert S. Rew
    • 2
  1. 1.Merck Institute for Therapeutic ResearchRahwayUSA
  2. 2.Merck Sharp & Dohme Research LaboratoriesRahwayUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-1233-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-1235-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-1233-8
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