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Rene Dubos, Friend of the Good Earth

Microbiologist, Medical Scientist, Environmentalist

Publication Date:
August 24, 2005
Content Details:
292 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    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.

    This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.

  • Contents

    Table of Contents Contents 1. Orchestral Relationships and Soil Microbes 2. Domesticating Microbes 3. Tuberculosis and Dilemmas of Modern Medicine 4. Mirage of Health: Infection versus Disease 5. Toward a Science of Human Nature 6. Health as Creative Adaptation