Microbe Hunters

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 28 d’oct. 2002 - 372 pàgines
“It manages to delight, and frequently to entrance, old and new readers [and] continues to engage our hearts and minds today with an indescribably brand of affectionate sympathy.”—F. Gonzalez-Crussi, from the Introduction

An international bestseller, translated into eighteen languages, Paul de Kruif’s classic account of the first scientists to see and learn about the microscopic world continues to fascinate new readers. This is a timeless dramatization of the scientists, bacteriologists, doctors, and medical technicians who discovered the microbes and invented the vaccines to counter them. De Kruif writes about how seemingly simple but really fundamental discovers of science—for instance, how a microbe was first viewed in a clear drop of rain water, and when, for the first time, Louis Pasteur discovered that a simple vaccine could save a man from the ravages of rabies by attacking the microbes that cause it.


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First of the Microbe Hunters
Microbes Must Have Parents
Microbes Are a Menace
The Death Fighter
And the Mad Dog
Massacre the GuineaPigs
The Nice Phagocytes
Ticks and Texas Fever
Trail of the Tsetse
In the Interest of Scienceand for Humanity
The Magic Bullet
Back Matter
Back Cover

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Sobre l'autor (2002)

Paul de Kruif (1890-1971), a bacteriologist and pathologist, was a prolific author on the subject of medical science. He lived in Michigan and taught for many years at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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