Infectious diseases: microbiology
Beeson, Paul B. (Paul Bruce), 1908-2006
National Medical Audiovisual Center.
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Colloquium on the Bicentennial of Medicine in the United States, 1976
[Bethesda, Md.] : U. S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, 1976
See catalog record: 7602670A
This session, part of the National Library of Medicine's 1976 Colloquium on the Bicentennial of Medicine, features Paul B. Beeson, M.D., Distinguished Physician, Veterans Administration, and Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, providing an historical overview of American scientists' contribution to the field of infectious disease research over the last 200 years. Dr. Beeson divides the time period into three eras, calling the years from 1875 to 1900 the golden age of bacteriology. He addresses at length the work of microbiologist Theobald Smith, as well as the founding of the Rockefeller Institute, whose scientists made significant strides in the field of virology.