Table of contents for Hepatitis B : the hunt for a killer virus / Baruch S. Blumberg.


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Counter Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
Chapter 1: Differences in Response to Disease 8
Chapter 2: Oxford and the National Institutes of Health: Inherited Variation and Susceptibility to Disease 29
Chapter 3: Polymorphisms and Geography: Disease, Genetics, and Evolutionary Biology 42
Chapter 4: We Discover a New Polymorphism: The Ag System 65
Chapter 5: The Discovery of Australia Antigen 72
Chapter 6: What Is Australia Antigen? 84
Chapter 7: Identifying the Hepatitis B Virus 106
Chapter 8: The Control of Posttransfusion Hepatitis 119
Chapter 9: The Hepatitis B Vaccine 134
Chapter 10: Hepatitis B Virus and Cancer of the Liver 147
Chapter 11: What Is Now Known about HBV? 159
Chapter 12: Back to Polymorphisms and Inherited Susceptibility to Disease 193
Chapter 13: HBV and Its Connections: Current Research and the Future 203
Appendix 1: Scientists and Staff at Fox Chase Cancer Center Referred to in the Text 215
Appendix 2: Research on Hyaluronic Acid 219
Appendix 3: The National Institutes of Health and the Funding of Basic Medical Research 221
Appendix 4: Molecular Biology 223
Appendix 5: A Gazetteer of Selected Place-Names Used in the Text 229
Index 233


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hepatitis B virus Research History, Hepatitis B vaccine Research History