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In this classic bestseller, Paul de Kruif dramatizes the pioneering bacteriological work of such scientists as Leeuwenhoek, Spallanzani, Koch, Pasteur, Reed, and Ehrlich. This seventieth anniversary edition features a new introduction by F. Gonzalez-Crussi.

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    Heroic pioneers of microbiology

    A fantastic series of vignettes that bring to life the people and events that constitute the dawn of microbiology. It also includes myriad examples of the scientific method, as well as many important ethical considerations. Of interest to scientists and non-scientists, experts and novices.


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