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Microbe Hunters Paperback – May, 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing (May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1417907908
  • ISBN-13: 978-1417907908
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,863,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lisa T. Lee on March 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This non fiction book is as thrilling and harrowing as any Michael Crichton novel. The basis for the book is the amazing body of knowledge created by researchers over the past 200 + years whose work still affects our every day life. I>E. - the inventor of the microscope; the first person to really isolate and understand germs and bacteria; blood borne transmission of malaria by mosquitos, etc.
Some of these brave souls died as they made themselves guinea pigs to test their theories of transmission and inoculation. Great book.
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Was in decent condition for it's age and easily readable. I require these as a reading book for all my microbiology students in the courses I teach in addition to their textbooks and lab manuals. Blends a bit of literature in the historical perspectives of the courses. The students really enjoyed these books and was a nice departure from to the heavy, often cut-n-dry scientific writing in their texts and manuals.
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This book has been among my favourite books since my youth. Among 14 microbe hunters in this book, Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915), the anchor of this book is the most inspiring. The story about how he designed and discovered his magic bullet for syphilis, called "606" or "Salvarsan", just a century ago did converted me almost overnight from an artist to a scientist who would spend over 4 decades to develop a magic bullet of his own, called "Bio 30", for cancers and NF (neurofibromatosis). So I owe both this book and its author greatly. I hope many other young people also would follow my steps for a great medical discovery in the future.
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Excellent book, even today. I read as a kid (1957) and aroused my interests in research and science. My grandson shares the same interest and the book is just as valid today. A must read for anyone, any age. Glad to find that Amazon is able to connect me with sellers for my interests, albeit many years later.
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My father, who is 93 in 2009, read this book when he was a teenager, and it prompted him to try to pursue a career in medicine. I found this out a few years ago when I asked him what his favorite book was. This was it, and I bought it for him for his birthday. He was very happy to get this memory back from his childhood. The book details chapter by chapter those responsible for many of the medical procedures we use today.
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