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The Resource Miracle cure : the creation of antibiotics and the birth of modern medicine, William Rosen

Miracle cure : the creation of antibiotics and the birth of modern medicine, William Rosen

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Miracle cure : the creation of antibiotics and the birth of modern medicine
Title
Miracle cure
Title remainder
the creation of antibiotics and the birth of modern medicine
Statement of responsibility
William Rosen
Title variation
Miracle cure
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less than a generation with the discovery and development of a new category of medicine known as antibiotics. By 1955, the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and microbes had been transformed, trivializing once-deadly infections. William Rosen captures this revolution with all its false starts, lucky surprises, and eccentric characters. He explains why, given the complex nature of bacteria -- and their ability to rapidly evolve into new forms -- the only way to locate and test potential antibiotic strains is by large-scale, systematic, trial-and-error experimentation. Organizing that research needs large, well-funded organizations and businesses, and so our entire scientific-industrial complex, built around the pharmaceutical company, was born. Timely, engrossing, and eye-opening, Miracle Cure is a must-read science narrativ -- a drama of enormous range, combining science, technology, politics, and economics to illuminate the reasons behind one of the most dramatic changes in humanity's relationship with nature since the invention of agriculture ten thousand years ago
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1955-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, William
Dewey number
615.7/922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RM409
LC item number
.R67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QV 11.1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antibacterial agents
  • Antibiotics
  • Medicine
  • Drug resistance in microorganisms
  • Antibiotics
  • Antibacterial agents
  • Antibiotics
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Miracle cure : the creation of antibiotics and the birth of modern medicine, William Rosen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-342) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All the worse for the fishes -- Patience, skill, luck, and money -- Play with microbes -- The people's department -- To see the problem clearly -- Man of the soil -- Satans into seraphs -- The little stranger -- Disturbing proportions -- Epilogue : the adaptability of the chemist
Control code
ocn952657597
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780525428107
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016029488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952657597
Label
Miracle cure : the creation of antibiotics and the birth of modern medicine, William Rosen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All the worse for the fishes -- Patience, skill, luck, and money -- Play with microbes -- The people's department -- To see the problem clearly -- Man of the soil -- Satans into seraphs -- The little stranger -- Disturbing proportions -- Epilogue : the adaptability of the chemist
Control code
ocn952657597
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780525428107
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016029488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952657597

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