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Author Doornum, Gerard van, author.

Title Leeuwenhoek's legatees and Beijerinck's beneficiaries : a history of medical virology in the Netherlands / Gerard van Doornum, Ton van Helvoort, Neeraja Sankaran.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book offers a tour of the history of medical virology in the Netherlands from the nineteenth century to the new millennium. Beginning with the discovery of the first virus by Martinus Beijerinck in 1898, the authors investigate the reception and redefinition of his concept in medical circles and its implications for medical practice, particularly in the diagnosis and prevention of viral infections. The relatively slow progress of these areas in the first half of the twentieth century and their explosive growth in the wake of molecular techniques are examined. The surveillance and control of virus diseases in the field of public health is treated in depth, as are tumour virus research and the important Dutch contributions to technical developments instrumental in advancing virology worldwide. Particular attention is paid to oft forgotten virus research in the former Dutch colonies in the East and West Indies and Africa.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Beijerinck, M. W. (Martinus Willem), 1851-1931.
Medical virology -- Netherlands -- History -- 19th century.
Medical virology -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century.
Medical virology -- Netherlands -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Sankaran, Neeraja, author.
Helvoort, T. van, editor.
Other Form: Print version: SANKARAN, NEERAJA. HELVOORT, TON VAN. DOORNUM, GERARD VAN. LEEUWENHOEK'S LEGATEES AND BEIJERINCK'S BENEFICIARIES. [Place of publication not identified] : AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY PRES, 2020 9463720111 (OCoLC)1125025415
ISBN 9789048544066 (electronic bk.)
9048544068 (electronic bk.)
9463720111
9789463720113