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The Bacteria: Historical Introduction

Bacteriology

General Basic Characteristics

  1. Bohumil S. Drasar PhD DSc FRCPath CBiol FBiol DFC DHE DipHIC (Hon) Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0001

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Drasar, B. S. 2010. The Bacteria: Historical Introduction. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections.

Author Information

  1. University of London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    History
  • 2
    Microbiology
  • 3
    Communicable Diseases
  • 4
    The ‘Germ Theory’
  • 5
    Fermentation and Putrefaction
  • 6
    Pathogenic Microorganisms
  • 7
    Nonmedical Applications of Bacteriology
  • 8
    The Twentieth Century
  • 9
    Systematic Bacteriology
  • 10
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • bacteria-historical introduction;
  • microbiology-study of living organisms (‘microorganisms’ or ‘microbes’);
  • Henle's ‘germ theory of disease’;
  • pathogenic microorganisms and bacteria pathogenicity;
  • exposure to infective agents engendering immunity;
  • bacteriology in nineteenth century;
  • bacterial filters and origins of virology;
  • nonmedical applications of bacteriology;
  • development of ‘pure’ bacteriology;
  • systematic bacteriology