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

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ASM Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
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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."

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About the author (2005)

Carol L. Moberg is on the faculty of The Rockefeller University.

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