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René Dubos, Friend of the Good Earth: Microbiologist, Medical Scientist, Environmentalist

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Book Details
  • Binding: Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Brand: ASM Press
  • Published: 2005-01-01
A biography of one of the most influential scientists in recent history. - Presents an in-depth examination of the life and valuable work of an eminent 20th century scientist. - Explores Dubos' many influential roles--as scientist, as environmentalist, and as humanist--and the continuing impact of his work. - Provides a full description of the methods used in the first systematic search and discovery of an antibiotic. - Illustrates the evolution of Dubos' science from microbes to humans to society and to the Earth. - Examines Dubos' role in launching the antibiotic era, revising the germ theory, and redefining health to encompass living with disease.