The Foundations of Virology
, a long-standing website dedicated to the history of virology, was created and is maintained by Frederick A. Murphy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.
The website has been reconstructed and now has three parts, reached via three tabs on its opening screen: (1) The Virus Images: Electron Micrographs tab leads to a set of virus images, mostly electron micrographs. Over the past 10 years, these images have been used widely in books and other teaching materials. The image files range from 5 to 10 Mb in size. (2) The Foundations of Virology tab leads to the main (combined) PowerPoint slide set, Foundations of Virology, and to the same set broken into six smaller files for those with a slow Internet connection. At the bottom of this tab there is a link to the file for a 520 page eBook, with the same title, Foundations of Virology. This is a 117Mb .pdf file, which usually takes about 2 minutes to download. (3) The Virology Papers tab contains a Word file (.doc), Discoverers and Discoveries, which has an updated large chronological table matching the entries in the PowerPoint slide set and the eBook. This tab also contains .pdf files of several papers that are not available on the Internet. The images and all the other resources in this website may be freely reprinted and/or used for any educational purpose.
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