Chapter 58. Before and Since the Discovery of Australia Antigen: A Chronological Review of Viral Hepatitis

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Philip P Mortimer and
  2. Arie J Zuckerman

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch58

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Mortimer, P. P. and Zuckerman, A. J. (2005) Before and Since the Discovery of Australia Antigen: A Chronological Review of Viral Hepatitis, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch58

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131

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Keywords:

  • australia antigen;
  • viral hepatitis;
  • hippocrates;
  • hepatitis B virus (HBV);
  • electron microscopy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A 1900 standpoint

  • A 1920 standpoint

  • A 1940 standpoint

  • A 1960 standpoint

  • Up to 1980 (the discovery of HBV and HAV)

  • Since 1980

  • Epilogue

  • Acknowledgement