This science classic by Paul de Kruif chronicles the pioneering bacteriological work of the first scientists to see and learn from the microscopic world.
Paul de Kruif's Microbe Hunters is a timeless dramatization of the scientists, bacteriologists, doctors, and medical technicians who discovered microbes and invented the vaccines to counter them. De Kruif reveals the now seemingly simple but really fundamental discoveries of science--for instance, how a microbe was first viewed in a clear drop of rain water, and when, for the first time ever, Louis Pasteur discovered that a simple vaccine could save a man from the ravages of rabies by attacking the microbes that cause it.
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Leeuwenhoek First of the Microbe Hunters
Spallanzani Microbes Must Have Parents
Pasteur Microbes Are a Menace
Koch The Death Fighter
Pasteur And the Mad Dog
Roux and Behring Massacre the GuineaPigs
Metchnikoff The Nice Phagocytes