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From the top of today's news, where reports of Ebola and HIV loom large, comes the story of microbes, bacteria, and how disease shadows our everyday lives and society thrives. The superheroes in this scheme are the scientists, bacteriologists, doctors, and medical technicians who wage active war against bacteria. The new introduction to this book places this history in a thoroughly modern context.

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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.

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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.

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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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Hillwalker, July 16, 2010 (view all comments by Hillwalker)
This is a fascinating book. It's a history piece detailing the hunt for deadly germs, but also showing the unthinking racism and prejudices of the early twentieth century. Casually used racial slurs and stereotypes appear throughout the chapters. Comically, in final section, syphilus is never named. It is "the disease that is the reward of sin" and "the disease of the loathsome name".

It was a very interesting read, and informative. However some parts required a thick skin.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156027779
Author:
De Kruif, Paul
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Gonzalez-Crussi, F.
Author:
Gonzalez-Crussi, F.
Author:
Kruif, Paul de
Subject:
History
Subject:
Microbiology
Subject:
Bacteriologists
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Microorganisms
Subject:
Biology-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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