Readership: Popular science readers interested in the biological sciences and the history of medicine.
Dorothy H. Crawford, Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology, University Of Edinburgh, Alan Rickinson, Professor of Cancer Studies, School of Cancer Studies, Univeristy of Birmingham, and Ingólfur Johannessen, Consultant medical virologist and senior lecturer, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and University of Edinburgh
Dorothy H. Crawford has been Assistant Principal for Public Understanding of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh since 2007. Her previous books include The Invisible Enemy (OUP, 2000), Deadly Companions (OUP, 2007), and Viruses: A Very Short
Introduction (OUP, 2011). She was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001, and awarded an OBE for services to medicine and higher education in 2005.
Ingólfur Johannessen is a Consultant medical virologist and senior lecturer, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and University of Edinburgh.
Alan B. Rickinson is Professor of Cancer Studies in the School of Cancer Sciences at the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
"[A] pithy, pacy study." - Nature
"It reads like a thriller ... the book is compelling and colourful, capturing the romance of scientific discovery so well that it is exciting and accessible." - Linda Geddes, New Scientist
1: Out of Africa
2: The Eureka moment
3: Convincing the Sceptics
4: EBV in Africa - Burkitt lymphoma
5: EBV in Asia - Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
6: New Diseases - An accident of nature; an accident of medicine
7: Unexpected Arrivals
8: Prevention and Cure
9: Making Sense of a Human Cancer Virus