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I love how lots of people gladly volunteered their lives in a gamble for a cure; not sure a nanny government would LET you and b if perfectly healthy people would subject themselves to same torment. Despite this I can see why this book remains in print. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Open Preview See a Problem? Not just comforting words as her baby turned blue and drown with lungs full of liquid. And then to follow up with human experimentation just left me feeling less fun and a bit skeeved. It is fantastic history story telling long before “Horrible Histories” reinvented the genre. This author somehow makes it seem as though he is just telling you a story, as if he is just beside you talking to you. I have basically never written a review before.

It is a simple book with all the mayor microbiology discovers, told in a Read for the Reading Challenge: Seriously, I would actually use the word “swashbuckling” to describe this tale of scientists hunting for microbes.


De Kruif assisted Sinclair Lewis with his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Arrowsmith by providing the scientific and medical information required by the plot, along with character sketches.

Los Cazadores de Microbios by Paul de Kruif

For this reason I read it again. Some essays written while working for the Rockefeller Institute led to his dismissal. It is a simple book with all the mayor microbiology discovers, told in a very light and interesting way.

It’s a tough one. Jul 22, Vacaseverywhere rated it really liked it. I solute them and their tireless, self sacrificing and endless scientific work to discover the workings of the microbe. It was given to me by a scientist and I didn’t think much of it until I started reading it.

Cazadores de Microbios

Even though Lewis was listed as the sole author, De Kruif’s contribution was significant, and he received 25 percent of the royalties. I’ve read this book when I was 16 and later when I was Crazy small stuff that affects our ability to survive on earth.

Beginning with Leeuwenhoek, with chapters on Pasteur x2Koch, through Bruce, Walter Reed and Paul Ehrlich, the essays span the time period from to I was certainly inspired. And impressive how much work they could do with viruses without being able to see them. Books are always amazing gifts and can prove transformational – this is one of them.

Los Cazadores de Microbios

Reader need not have any science background to understand and appreciate this book. It must have been a groundbreaking book when it first came out in the s.

I wish i had travel kryif before 2year of mbbs! The Sweeping Wind, his last book, is his autobiography.

Oct 23, Gustavo Eder Gonzalez Alvarez rated it it was amazing. OR when we forget and don’t save history or read history, this too is highlighted when science must start again.


In other ways I just want to live in that fun, light style and not have to think about all of those difficult subjects. Clear, perhaps simplistic, I cannot imagine a better introduction to the subject.

The egos, the battles and national politics going alongside are all part of the fantastic breadth of this book. Late in mruif 19th century, Louis Pasteur figured out ways to kill bacteria in livestock, wine and beer, and ultimately humans.

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It is about the early scientists who discovered microbes and bacteria and, sometimes, the way to combat the power of those microbes.

However, retrospective application of current norms of political correctness would be both unfair and pointless. When there are weeks, months, and even years of diligent work with little if any revelations of progress, it is truly astounding that these researchers endured to make such great discoveries. Passionate, tumbling, full of the excitement and human cost of science, Paul de Kruif brings the scientists of infectious disease to life, foibles as well as intellect.

I was really disappointed to read online that the newer edition retains all the racist crap. De verdad te ayudara a recordar situaciones o fechas que un maestro quiere que prendas y hasta te sacara una que otra risotada. The achievements of each person are clearly articulated and linked across time so that you get the appreciation of how modern scientists are always standing on shoulders of those before.