This book is what introduced me to the world of medical research. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. What is particularly impressive is his ability to set each researcher's accomplishments squarely within the context of what was known at the time. The introduction to the newest edition, published in the 1990s, didn't try to bring us completely up-to-date- on microbiology, which would have been impossible. About this Item: Harcourt Trade Publishers. About this Item: Pocket Books.
I'm almost 61 years old now and retired, but I spent over 35 years of my life pursuing this career and never regretted it. Cada aportación fue muy valiosa y modificó la manera en que el mundo percibía la realidad, especialmente aquella habitada por seres pequeñísimos con los que cohabitamos. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. 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. Highly recommended for anyone going into research or interested in graduate school.
If you find documents that should not be here please report them. Square, solid, unmarked copy with nice white pages, lamination is bubbling on extremities and has several small pieces out on both covers and a large piece out of upper back cover, small paper chip out of bottom spine end, small stain in middle of back cover. Terms for peoples and countries have changed, don't be put off. For this reason I read it again. De Kruif grew up in Michigan and got his doctorate in microbiology, but, after trying teaching, he became a writer. I can't understand why it is not on every school reading list.
More than that, I have re-read this volume countless times, including days when it was not in my plans, but I made the error of taking it off the shelf and being caught up in de Kruif's almost childlike enthusiasm and delight. De verdad te ayudara a recordar situaciones o fechas que un maestro quiere que prendas y hasta te sacara una que otra risotada. And impressive how much work they could do with viruses without being able to see them. All too frequently, one is tempted to believe that accurate diagnostic information and successful management of illness has been available for an indefinite period. This page contains the standard text of the standard disclaimer and at least the standard text about cookies. Es un libro fantástico, con una combinacion perfecta de ciencia, humor y dramatismo.
. The writing is probably dated now, but the way it captured the excitement of research discoveries convinced me to pursue this as a career. Please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. Los detalles con los relata los momentos trascendentes de estos pioneros de la ciencia son exquisitos. These hunters planted seeds of microbiology so that humans will escape from horrible maladies. Great characters, good story, excellent writing.
Es un libro fantástico, con una combinacion perfecta de ciencia, humor y dramatismo. It is fascinating how much you can learn from something so little. One needs to only reflect on the deficiencies described in this volume, which persisted well into the twentieth century to appreciate the remarkably rapid evolution of medical care, which we regularly enjoy today. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Forgive us, but we do not have other texts.
Why am I reviewing it now? More than that, I have re-read this volume countless times, including days when it was not in my plans, but I made the error of taking it off the shelf and being caught up in de Kruif's almost childlike This book belongs in every reader's education. De Kruif trae a la vida a los pioneros de la Microbiología con tal encanto que te transporta a ese momento y te imaginas tal cuál pudieron ser sus aventuras. Es un magnífico libro, te hace sentir emocionado al conocer los triunfos, las derrotas y la vida de los cazadores de microbios en su intento por resguardar a la humanidad de los minúsculos peligros a los que nos enfrentamos; inspira a querer tomar un microscopio y salir en la caza de los pequeñisimos seres que han asombrado al mundo. Experience all the content you could possibly want from comprehensive library of timeless classics and new releases. Written in 1926, this is a classic collection of essays about the pioneers of microbiology. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. AbeBooks, the AbeBooks logo, AbeBooks.
Es un libro fantástico, con una combinacion perfecta de ciencia, humor y dramatismo. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. What is particularly impressive is his ability to set each researcher's accomplishments squarely within the context of what was known at the time. All document files are the property of their respective owners. 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. However, retrospective application of current norms of political correctness would be both unfair and pointless. Even though Lewis was listed as the sole author, De Kruif's contribution was significant, and he received 25 percent of the royalties.
From the beginning of recorded time until the last fifty years, many diseases whose cause proved to be viral continuously produced suffering in the form of acute and chronic diseases and death. Many believe the characters in the novel represent people known to De Kruif, with Martin Arrowsmith a physician, unlike de Kruif possibly representing himself. And then to follow up with human experimentation just left me feeling less fun and a bit skeeved. He continued to write about science and scientists until the early 60s. It was given to me by a scientist and I didn't think much of it until I started reading it. Lo recomiendo muchísimo sobretodo si estas en alguna clase primeriza de la materia. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.