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Highly recommended for anyone going into research or interested in graduate school.

I was really disappointed to read online that the newer edition retains all the racist crap. For this reason I read it again.

Some essays written while working for the Rockefeller Institute led to his dismissal. This was a “car book,” something I read out loud to my husband as we travel distances, especially on our weekly trips to SF.

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Which isn’t too hard, because I’ve only read textbooks until now. Be the first to ask a question about Los Cazadores de Microbios. So the scientific methodology is clearly supported and explained many times through out. Escrita en tono divulgativo que entretiene y mantiene enganchada en su lectura. And impressive how much work they could do with viruses without being able to see them.

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I think I’d give him 4 if it was intentional. Some of his writings created problems for him. Easily the most entertaining book on microbiology I’ve ever read. Terms for peoples and countries have changed, don’t be put off.

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I have basically never written a review before. Fun read if you want to learn more about the science of bacteria and viruses. Refresh and try again. The book discusses the giants of germ theory and does so in a way that makes these scientists appr This book is what introduced me to the world of medical research.


I solute them and their tireless, self sacrificing and endless scientific work to discover the workings of the microbe. Jan 01, Chuchiqo rated it it was amazing. Basically, it consists of twelve inspiring biographies about the founders of microbiology.

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.

The science part was fascinating. It is about the early scientists who discovered microbes and bacteria and, sometimes, the way to combat the power of those microbes. Imagine comforting a grieving mother hysterical about her baby dying of diphtheria with a cure!

I micorbios embarking in middle life a career shift into science from business, so he thought it was good primer and inspiration. I read it in one go.

It is a simple book with all the mayor microbiology discovers, told in a Read for the Reading Challenge: They were the first to figure out it ve mosquitoes and ticks or even just drinking water that passed the microbes along.

This book is unafraid and indeed revels in the wild characters that populated the microbiology niche.

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This book is what introduced me to the world of medical research. So here I am at the end thinking about inherent racism, sexism, and moral ambiguity of medicine and history. Despite this I can see why this book remains in print. I recommend this book to anyone who has any remote interest in science and medicine To ask other readers questions about Los Cazadores de Microbiosplease sign up.


He acts as if Paul Ehrlich did almost nothing, but suggest weird ideas and secure money and means. Late in the 19th century, Louis Pasteur figured out ways to kill bacteria in livestock, wine and beer, and ultimately humans. The only person it speaks about is him. Ronald Ross, one of the scientists featured in Microbe Hunters, took exception to how he was described, so the British edition deleted that chapter to avoid a libel suit.

I swear it will be not just educational for you but also very interesting.

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This book is unafraid and indeed revels in the wild characters that populated the microbiology niche Potential readers need to know right away that this book is close to years old, the ONLY reason this matters is that some of the language and the style of the writing was of its time.

It is fantastic history story telling long before “Horrible Histories” reinvented the genre. Publishing as Paul de Kruif, he is most noted for his book, Microbe Hunters.