Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000 : Mycoses and Modernity

Full text of Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000 : Mycoses and Modernity (2013) Book Series: "Science, technology and medicine in modern history" Aya Homei and Michael Worboys is part of the NCBI Bookshelf

This book discusses the changing medical and public profile of fungal infections in the period 1850–2000. It considers four sets of diseases:

  • ringworm and athlete’s foot (dermatophytosis)
  • thrush or candidiasis (infection with Candida albicans)
  • endemic, geographically specific infections in North America (coccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis and histoplasmosis)
  • mycotoxins; and aspergillosis (infection with Aspergillus fumigatus)