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Leprosy
  • Authored by: Alfica Sehgal; Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791085023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8502-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 88

Summary

Leprosy, a bacterial disease that usually afflicts the skin, nerves, respiratory tract, and eyes, has plagued humanity since history was recorded.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Charts. Diagrams. Further reading. References. Glossary. Resources. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Alfica Sehgal, Ph.D., is currently completing her post-doctoral research at The Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Ph.D. in molecular parasitology from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. She received her first post-doctoral research training at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. During her Ph.D. and post-doctoral training, she performed extensive molecular-level research on parasites like Plasmodium and Toxoplasma. Sehgal is interested in studying the basic biological mechanisms in different organisms and applying that knowledge to improve pharmacological and diagnostic methods.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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