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I recommend this book to anyone who has any remote interest in micronios and medicine Not sure why I got so bogged down towards the end. And there’s not a point where we should halt further examination, making ad hominem attacks rather than reexamining conclusions. It has been astounding journey. I wish i had travel it before 2year of mbbs!

So the scientific methodology is clearly supported and explained many times mucrobios out. Refresh and try again. As a lifetime scientist who was first tempted to pursue my career when I read this book, I am glad it can still remind me that I made the right choice. Not just comforting words as her baby turned blue and drown with lungs full of liquid.

I’ve read this book when I was 16 and later when I kruiif About Paul de Kruif. And, it was written in the s!

I don’t think it was intentional. 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. Which isn’t too hard, because I’ve only read textbooks until now.

This book was not cazadorres a bestseller for a lengthy period after publication, it has remained high on lists of recommended reading for science and has been an inspiration for many aspiring physicians and scientists.

This is again why I think it should be on every school curriculum before students move on to dry, more formal books. Escrita en tono divulgativo que entretiene y mantiene enganchada en su lectura. 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 kruid taking it off the shelf and being caught up in de Kruif’s almost childlike This book belongs in every reader’s education.


Beginning with Leeuwenhoek, with chapters on Pasteur x2Koch, through Bruce, Walter Reed and Paul Ehrlich, the essays span the time period from to I referred to it in a novel I am writing and realized how important the book was to me.

I am embarking in middle life a career shift into science from business, so he thought it was good primer and inspiration. 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. Read for the Reading Challenge: Seriously, I would actually use the word “swashbuckling” to describe this tale of scientists hunting for microbes. There is language that is demeaning for minorities, but minorities were demeaned then.

It is maybe why I work today with the miniature world of microorganisms. Oct 23, Gustavo Eder Gonzalez Alvarez rated it it was amazing. 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. To ask other readers questions about Los Cazadores de Microbiosplease sign up.

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He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree and remained to obtain a Ph. I’ve read that many of the great modern virologists and immunologists say this book was the first introduction that really made them curious as school boys and girls. This book is the primer for all further reading in microbes, disease kruir. 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.


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De verdad te ayudara a recordar situaciones o fechas que un maestro quiere que prendas y hasta te sacara una que otra caxadores.

I have basically never written a review before.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I put off reading this for so long because, really, it looked so boring! Nothing outright awful just terminology and tone, but still weird for me.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Late in the 19th century, Louis Pasteur figured out ways to kill bacteria in livestock, wine and beer, and ultimately humans.

For this reason I read it again. It must have been a groundbreaking book when it first came out in the s. Some essays written while working for the Rockefeller Institute led to his dismissal.

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Crazy small stuff that affects our ability to survive on earth. The characters, their actual process and what techniques needed mastering just to even study microbes is all very clearly explained with great colourful description. In some ways that is a good thing. And then to follow up with human experimentation just left me feeling less fun and a bit skeeved.

Los Cazadores de Microbios

Easily the most entertaining book on microbiology I’ve ever read. I wanted to like this book, especially in the beginning. 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.

I think I’d give him 4 if it was intentional.