Microbe Hunters

Paperback | October 28, 2002

byPaul De KruifIntroduction byF. 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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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 ...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.98 inPublished:October 28, 2002Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0156027771

ISBN - 13:9780156027779

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heroic pioneers of microbiology A fantastic series of vignettes that bring to life the people and events that constitute the dawn of microbiology. It also includes myriad examples of the scientific method, as well as many important ethical considerations. Of interest to scientists and non-scientists, experts and novices.
Date published: 2013-11-04