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Los Cazadores de Microbios by Paul de Kruif. Paperbackpages. Published July by Ediciones Leyenda first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Los Cazadores de Microbiosplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Los Cazadores de Microbios. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This book is what introduced me to the world of medical research.
Los Cazadores de Microbios by Paul de Kruif
After reading it inI decided this is how Pul wanted to spend my life. The writing is probably dated now, but the way it captured the excitement of research discoveries cazaxores me to pursue this as a career.
I’m almost 61 years old now and retired, but I spent over 35 years of my life pursuing this career and never regretted it.
The book discusses the giants of germ theory and does so in a way that makes these scientists appr This book mictobios what introduced me to the world of medical research. The book discusses the giants of germ theory and does so in a way that makes these scientists approachable as real men with real emotions. It must have been a groundbreaking book when it first came out in the s.
It is amazing how many researches and physicians from my generation read and were impacted by this book. Why am I reviewing it now? I referred to it in a novel I am writing and realized how important the kicrobios was to me. For this reason I read it again. I still enjoyed every chapter. THe author made these scientists real and flawed and eccentric without diminishing the impact of their work.
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.
What it did was remind us how important the identification of causative agents and development of treatments for infectious disease remains. The unique aspect of this book is that it took an honest snapshot of where things stood in There is language that is demeaning for minorities, but minorities were demeaned then. Wrong headed, but honest. The idea of science as a gradual unravelling of underlying truths is clearly there as is the potential of one negative experiment to bring a logically developed theory to grief.
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. 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. Read for the Reading Challenge: It is fascinating how much you can learn from something so little. It is a simple book with all the mayor microbiology discovers, told in a Read for the Reading Challenge: It is a kruiif book with all the mayor microbiology discovers, told in a very light and interesting way.
This fucking geniuses feel like real people. I swear it will be not just educational for you but also very interesting. De verdad te ayudara a recordar situaciones o fechas que un ppaul quiere que prendas y hasta te sacara una que otra risotada.
Imagine, in the 18th century, the first human being on earth to look through his crude, home made microscope at a living microbe.
Those that followed him figured out that it was these wee beasties that made us sick and even die by the millions. Late in the 19th century, Louis Pasteur figured out ways to kill bacteria in livestock, wine and beer, and ultimately humans.
Imagine comforting a grieving mother hysterical about her baby dying of diphtheria with a cure! Not just comforting words as her Imagine, in the 18th century, the first human being on earth to look through his crude, rkuif made microscope at a living microbe. Not just comforting words as her baby turned blue and drown with lungs full of liquid.
Anthrax, plague, malaria, yellow fever, tuberculosis, cholera and many other disease causing microbes were identified. They were the first to figure out it was mosquitoes and ticks or even just drinking water that passed the microbes along. 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.
Simply knowing to wash hands, boil drinking water and stay away from mosquito bites improved the human condition immeasurably.
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. I’ve read this book when I was 16 and later when I was I guess it shaped my life. It is maybe why I work today with the miniature world of microorganisms.
Not sure why I got so bogged down towards the end. Maybe it had something to do with all the action moving to Africa and krui very of-the-times but still awkward for a modern person to read racism kicked in? Nothing outright awful just terminology and tone, but still weird for me. Mostly though it was interesting to read about microbiology in the days before DNA discovery, which now plays such a huge role in ALL biology.
And impressive how much work they could do with viruses without being able to see them. Interesting kurif written in the s prose in which the whole world is filled with wonder and a frank account of the harsher realities. 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. I also enjoyed seeing the retelling, if to be believed, of these peoples’ lives — such strong personalities.
Potential readers need to know right away that this book is cazadorex to years old, the ONLY reason this matters is that some of the language and the style of the writing was of its time. Terms for peoples and countries have changed, don’t be put off.
Despite this I can see why this book remains in print. It is fantastic history story telling long before “Horrible Histories” reinvented the genre. 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.
This book is unafraid and indeed revels in the wild characters that populated the microbiology niche. It is not quite a thriller, but does read like a fiction.
The characters, their actual process and what techniques needed mastering just to even study microbes is all very clearly explained with great colourful description. The egos, the battles and national politics going alongside are all part of the fantastic breadth of this book. I can’t understand why it is not on every school reading list.
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 etc. Reader need not have any science background to understand and appreciate this book. The book is divided into chapters based on each major character. The achievements of each person are clearly articulated and linked across time so that you get the appreciation of how modern scientists are always standing on shoulders of those before.
OR when we forget and don’t save history or read history, this too is highlighted when science must start again. So the scientific methodology is clearly supported and explained many times through out. This is again why I think it should be on every school curriculum before students move on to dry, more formal books.
Excellent book, brought to my attention by my father who remembered it from his childhood days. I am embarking in middle life a career shift into science from business, so cazsdores thought it was good primer and inspiration. He was utterly correct. Books are always amazing gifts and can prove transformational – this is one of them. Written inthis is a classic collection of essays about the pioneers of microbiology.
Beginning with Leeuwenhoek, with chapters on Pasteur x2Koch, through Bruce, Walter Reed and Paul Ehrlich, the essays span the time period from to De Kruif writes with an infectious enthusiasm and a strong narrative drive, so that the essays hold up remarkably well – one is swept up in the story. What is particularly impressive is his ability to set each researcher’s accomplishments squarely Written inthis is a classic collection of essays about the pioneers of microbiology.
What cazadoress particularly impressive is his ability to set each researcher’s accomplishments squarely within the context of what was known at the time. However, retrospective application of current norms of political correctness would be both unfair and pointless. Best to make allowances for the time at which these essays were written, find a comfortable chair and lose oneself in the excitement of the stories of these extraordinary scientists. Easily the most entertaining book on microbiology I’ve ever read.
Which isn’t too hard, kruf I’ve only read textbooks until now. Fun read if you want to learn more about the science of bacteria and viruses. Los detalles con los relata los momentos trascendentes de estos pioneros de la ciencia son exquisitos.