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Microbe Hunters

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ISBN13: 9780156002622
ISBN10: 0156002620
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This science classic by Paul de Kruif chronicles the pioneering bacteriological work of the first scientists to see and learn from the microscopic world.

 

Paul de Kruif's Microbe Hunters is a timeless dramatization of the scientists, bacteriologists, doctors, and medical technicians who discovered microbes and invented the vaccines to counter them. De Kruif reveals the now seemingly simple but really fundamental discoveries of science—for instance, how a microbe was first viewed in a clear drop of rain water, and when, for the first time ever, Louis Pasteur discovered that a simple vaccine could save a man from the ravages of rabies by attacking the microbes that cause it.

Synopsis:

In this classic bestseller, Paul de Kruif dramatizes the pioneering bacteriological work of such scientists as Leeuwenhoek, Spallanzani, Koch, Pasteur, Reed, and Ehrlich. This seventieth anniversary edition features a new introduction by F. Gonzalez-Crussi. Index.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Leeuwenhoek — Spalianzani — Pasteur — Koch — Roux and Behring — Metchnikoff — Theobald Smith — Bruce — Ross vs. Grassi — Walter Reed — Paul Ehrlich.

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Patience Powell, March 2, 2007 (view all comments by Patience Powell)
I read this book many years ago, when I was in the 8th grade. It was more exciting than anything I had read theretofore, and was probably instrumental in guiding my career goal toward Medical Laboratory Technology. I am thrilled to see that it is still in print, and that a new hardcover copy is available. Anyone interested in this book might also enjoy the highly readable "The Great Influenza - the epic story of the deadliest plague in history" by John M. Barry. This will scare you. H5N1 (bird flu virus) is now; H1N1 was 1918. ......"the virus that created its own killing fields." J.M. Barry
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156002622
Other:
De Kruif, Paul
Author:
Kruif, Paul D.
Author:
Gonzalez-Crussi, F.
Author:
De Kruif, Paul
Author:
Kruif, Paul de
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
History
Subject:
Microbiology
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Bacteriology
Subject:
Microorganisms
Subject:
Bacteriologists
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 855
Publication Date:
20021028
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Microbiology

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In this classic bestseller, Paul de Kruif dramatizes the pioneering bacteriological work of such scientists as Leeuwenhoek, Spallanzani, Koch, Pasteur, Reed, and Ehrlich. This seventieth anniversary edition features a new introduction by F. Gonzalez-Crussi. Index.

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