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In this totally revised and updated edition of the classic primer on the misuse of antibiotics, Dr. Stuart Levy reveals how our cavalier and naïve attitude about the power of antibiotics can have -and already has had-dire consequences. He explains that we are currently witnessing a massive evolutionary change in bacteria. This build-up of new antibiotic-resistant bacteria in individuals and the environment, mixed with our overzealous use of antibiotic soaps and the unregulated dispensing of antibiotics worldwide, is leading us into a dangerous territory where our "miracle" drugs will no longer help.

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Contending that the seemingly endless miracle of antibiotics has led to an overuse and abuse which paradoxically detrimentally impacts their effectiveness, Levy (Tufts U. School of Medicine) simultaneously tells the history of the use of antibiotics and explains some of the basic science behind its effectiveness. He warns that the growing preponderance of antibiotics, not just in over-prescriptions, but also in common household products could well lead to the selection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that could have devastating impacts for human health. The new edition closes with an epilogue in which Levy criticizes the U.S. government's handling of the anthrax attacks, arguing that use of the antibiotic Cipro should be carefully monitored rather than handed out to everyone who has some possibility of having contacted some Anthrax spores.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Revised and updated with a new introduction by the author, the classic book that warns consumers about the overuse of antibiotics.

About the Author

Stuart B. Levy, M.D., is a world-renowned author on antibiotic use and resistance. The president of the international Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics, Dr. Levy is a staff physician at the New England Medical Center and both Professor of Medicine and of Molecular Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738204406
Author:
Levy, Stuart B.
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Levy, Stuart B.
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Bacteria
Subject:
Antibiotics
Subject:
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Subject:
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1986/3
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14.5 oz

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