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René Dubos, Friend of the Good Earth: Microbiologist, Medical Scientist, Environmentalist is a biography of one of the most influential scientists in recent history. Documenting his life from his birth in 1901 to his death in 1982, this book examines the intriguing career of Dubos and his tremendous impact on science, medicine, society, and the environment. Dubos' science is presented in the context of 20th century biology, medicine, and ecology. The ecological approach that led to his discovery of the first antibiotic was the foundation for his career as a medical scientist and environmentalist. The issues he raised, including antibiotic resistance, the interrelatedness of environmental health to human health, and the potential danger of relying too heavily on vaccines and drugs to eradicate disease, continue to be provocative and increasingly relevant today. A prolific author and a passionate humanist, Dubos served as the conscience of the environmental movement and coined the popular motto Think Globally, Act Locally. A balance of scientific and personal history, Rene Dubos, Friend of the Good Earth will engage a wide range of readers including biologists, medical scientists, bioethicists, physicians, ecologists, environmentalists, policymakers, historians, and general readers.

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In this biography, Moberg (The Rockefeller University) examines the life, career, and influence of the French-born scientist Ren<'e> Dubos (1901-1982), who discovered the first antibiotic and created the phrase "Think globally, act locally." Dubos' idea that "health is synonymous with ecological well-being" was described in his book So Human an Animal; it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1968. Moberg, a colleague of Dubos, describes his life as a biomedical researcher, environmentalist, biologist, and ecologist, and his work with microbes, tuberculosis, infection, and disease, all with a constant perspective of the Earth. Published by the American Society of Microbiology.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In this biography, Moberg (The Rockefeller University) examines the life, career, and influence of the French-born scientist Ren<'e> Dubos (1901-1982), who discovered the first antibiotic and created the phrase "Think globally, act locally." Dubos' idea that "health is synonymous with ecological well-being" was described in his book So Human an Animal; it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1968. Moberg, a colleague of Dubos, describes his life as a biomedical researcher, environmentalist, biologist, and ecologist, and his work with microbes, tuberculosis, infection, and disease, all with a constant perspective of the Earth. Published by the American Society of Microbiology. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555813406
Author:
Moberg, Carol L.
Publisher:
ASM Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Ecologists
Subject:
Microbiologists.
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9.24x6.34x.95 in. 1.38 lbs.

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» Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
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» Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

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