Among the titles that have posted so far in the Science for Everyone series we do not have any on Life Sciences, so this is one starts that trend, which I hope will increase in the future. This particular book is called Luminescence in Public Health by N. N. Barashkov.
The luminescence phenomenon underlies many investigative methods in the most diverse disciplines: analytical chemistry, geology, fault detection, paleontology, forensic medicine, and other. It comprises two types of emission: fluorescence and phosphorecence. In medical and biological research, fluorescence analysis has no equal in terms of availability of equipment, simplicity of procedure, reproducibility of results, and sensitivity to minute quantities of the biological sample. This popular science book describes the application of fluorescence analysis to investigations of physiological processes and also to the diagnosis of diseases, assessment of its severity, and control of its course. Separate sections of the book are devoted to the use of this method in public health and pollution control. This book is intended for the general reader and those who are interested in problems of public health.
The book was translated from the Russian by A. Yurasovskaya and was first published by Mir in 1988.
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The contents of the book are as under:
Luminescence and Luminophores 9
Applications of Fluorescence Analysis 17
Applications of Luminescence in Medicine 22
Investigations of Physiological Processes 32
Control of Drug Intake and Transformation 41
Investigations of Biological Membranes 91
Luminescence and Food Quality Control 102
Pollution Control 123