20th Century Microbe Hunters

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 199 pages
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Inspire your students with the stories behind the achievements of ten 20th century microbiologists. These dramatic portrayals reveal the excitement, diligence, and often sacrifice of these eminent researchers and humanitarians. An engaging journey through science, and public health, 20th Century Microbe Hunters is a must-have for anyone making a foray into the fascinating world of microbiology. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
 

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Contents

Chagas DiseaseA Kiss of Death
1
The Mold That Changed the World
15
The Cause and Transmission of Epidemic Typhus Fever
35
Discovery of the Influenza Virus
49
Development of the First Polio Vaccine
69
Eradication of Smallpox
89
PrionsAll But the Moo
111
Acquired Immunodeficiency SyndromeA 20th Century Ongoing Plague
137
UlcersA Bacterial Infection
163
Eradication of Guinea Worm Disease
179
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