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Fundamental Virology

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Second edition. Fields Bernard N., Knipe David M.. ; eds. 1064 pages. New York: : Raven Press; ; 1991.. $75.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(4):336. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-4-336_4
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This volume is a stunning refutation of former scientist Peter Duesberg's recent, well-publicized contention that virology is dead. This statement is as exaggerated as the premature report of Mark Twain's demise; as Fundamental Virology clearly indicates, the old girl still has plenty to teach us about cellular and molecular biology, oncology, immunology, pathogenesis, and morphogenesis. In addition, the stubborn persistence of infections such as AIDS and herpes virus-induced diseases indicates that we have a lot to learn about virology.

The book consists of 39, for the most part excellent, chapters, written (with a few exceptions) by investigators who have made




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