John G. Bartlett

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John G. Bartlett (born February 12, 1937 ) is an American medical doctor who deals with infectious diseases.

Bartlett graduated from Dartmouth College (bachelor's degree in 1959) and the Upstate Medical Center School of Medicine in Syracuse, New York with a degree (MD) in 1963 and initially wanted to be a cardiologist. He completed specialist training at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (residency 1963 to 1965), served as a military doctor in the Vietnam War and continued his training at the University of Alabama (residency 1967/68). After his time in Vietnam, he turned to infectious diseases and in 1968 went to Sydney Feingold at the University of California, Los Angeles , and the Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital (Fellowship 1968 to 1970). First he dealt with lung infections caused by anaerobic bacteria and then, at the suggestion of Sherwood Gorbach, with the gastrointestinal tract. In 1978 he identified Clostridium difficile as a cause of antibiotic-related colitis . He developed a diagnostic test for the toxin released by the bacteria and demonstrated the effective treatment with vancomycin. He followed Gorbach to Tufts University and went to Johns Hopkins University as professor and head of the infectious diseases department in 1980 . He rebuilt the department (from an annual budget of around $ 280,000 to $ 56 million in 2005), started the AIDS program at Johns Hopkins in 1983 and opened an AIDS clinic in 1985, the second largest in the country after the one in San Francisco became (2005). Since 1997 he has been co-chair of the Committee for the Official Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV in the United States. With DA Henderson he founded the Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies in 1997. His department also includes an extensive hepatitis program and one of the world's largest (2005) tuberculosis departments. In 2006 he retired.

After a heart attack in the 1980s, he focused on drafting guidelines for the treatment of infectious diseases and authored a number of regularly updated guides, and his HIV guide has been translated into many languages. Together with Sherwood Gorbach and Neil Blacklow, he is the editor of a standard work on Infectious Diseases with 34 editions between 1992 and 2004.

In 2005 he received the Maxwell Finland Award and in 2005 the Alexander Fleming Award .

Fonts (selection)

  • with Ann K. Finkbeiner: The Guide to living with HIV infection, Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 (45 editions until 2007)
  • Medical care of patients with HIV infections, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 11th edition 2003
  • with Joel E. Gallant, Paul A. Pham: The medical management of HIV infections, Knowledge Source Solutions 2009 (and Johns Hopkins Medicine, 33 editions up to 2012)
  • Management of respiratory tract infections, 5th edition, Johns Hopkins University Press 2001
  • 1998 Pocket Book of Infectious Disease Therapy, William and Wilkins, 9th edition 1998 (revised annually)
  • with Sherwood Gorbach, Neil R. Blacklow (Eds.): Infectious Diseases, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2003
  • with Paul Auwaerter, Paul Pham: The Johns Hopkins ABX guide: diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, Jones and Bartlett 2010
  • with others: Bioterrorism and public health: an Internet resource guide, Thomson - Physicians' Desk Reference 2002
  • PDR Guide to Biological and Chemical Warfare Response

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