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Read for the Reading Challenge: I wish i had travel it before 2year of mbbs! And, it was written in the s! The book is divided into chapters based on each major character. 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.

It makes his accuracy seriously questionable especially in the last chapter. The distinction between a Scientist who tries to discover and one who tries to make discoveries fit a pre determent theory is also well developed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is a beautiful thing. He then became a full-time writer. Excellent book, brought pual my attention by my father who remembered it from his childhood days.

The egos, the battles and national politics going alongside are all part of the fantastic breadth of this book. Paperbackpages. Because of his service in the Sanitary Corps, he had occasional contacts with leading French biologists of the period. And there’s not a point where we should halt further examination, making ad hominem attacks rather than reexamining conclusions.


Los Cazadores de Microbios

The introduction to the newest edition, published in the s, didn’t try to bring us completely up-to-date- on microbiology, which would have been impossible. The only person it speaks about is him. I put off reading this for so long because, really, it looked so boring! It is fascinating how much you can learn from something so little.

Cazadores de Microbios

Which isn’t too hard, because I’ve only read textbooks until now. Some of his writings created problems for him. Not just comforting words as her baby turned blue and drown with lungs full of liquid.

Those that followed him figured out that it was these wee beasties that made us sick and even die by the millions. In some ways that is a good thing. The book discusses the lo of germ theory and does so in a way that makes these scientists approachable as real men with real emotions.

Los Cazadores de Microbios by Paul de Kruif

Nothing outright awful just terminology and tone, but paaul weird for me. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I am embarking in middle life a career shift into science from business, so he thought it was good primer and inspiration.

This is again why I think it should be on every school curriculum before students move on to dry, more formal books. Open Preview See a Problem? So here I am at the end thinking about inherent racism, sexism, and moral ambiguity of medicine and history. THe author made these scientists real and flawed and eccentric without diminishing the impact of their work.


This fucking geniuses feel like real people. Wrong headed, but honest. In other ways I just want to live in that fun, light style and not have to think about all of those difficult subjects.

The characters, their actual process and what techniques needed mastering just to even study microbes is all very clearly explained with great colourful description. I have basically never written a review before. Escrita en tono divulgativo que entretiene y mantiene enganchada en su lectura. About Paul de Kruif. Mild racism made much more microboos because he was so playful about it. These early pioneers in microbe hunting, and those that followed, have done more to relieve gratuitous human suffering than any to walk the earth before them.

Reader need not have any science background to understand and appreciate this book. I referred to it in a novel I am writing and realized how important the book was to me. I first read this as a cazadoees old, but my pleasure in it has hardly diminished in adulthood.

He acts as if Paul Ehrlich did almost nothing, but suggest weird ideas and secure money and means.

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