Cazadores de microbios (Infantil) (Spanish Edition) eBook: Paul de Kruif: : Kindle Store. Paul Henry de Kruif was an American microbiologist and author of Dutch descent . Publishing as Paul de Kruif, he is most noted for his book, Microbe. Cazadores de Microbios by Paul De Kruif, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I love how lots of people gladly volunteered their lives in a gamble for a cure; not sure a nanny government would LET you and b if perfectly oruif people would subject themselves to same torment. Trivia About Microbe Hunters.

Cazadores de Microbios

Read for the Reading Challenge: The writing is probably dated now, but the way it captured the excitement of research discoveries convinced me to pursue this as a career. Which isn’t too hard, because I’ve only read textbooks until now. De Kruif writes with an infectious enthusiasm and a strong narrative drive, so that the essays hold up remarkably well – one is swept up in the story.

More than that, I have re-read this volume countless times, including days when it was not in my plans, but I made the error of taking it off the shelf and being caught up in de Kruif’s almost childlike enthusiasm and delight. Even though Lewis was listed as the sole author, De Kruif’s contribution was significant, and he received 25 percent of the royalties.

Many believe the characters in the novel represent people known to De Kruif, with Martin Arrowsmith a physician, unlike de Kruif possibly representing himself.


I put off reading this for so long because, really, it looked so boring!

The book is divided into chapters based on each major character. Paul de Kruif knows how to tell stories. Return to Book Page. And then to follow up with human experimentation just left me feeling less fun and a bit skeeved.

Los Cazadores de Microbios by Paul de Kruif

I don’t think it was intentional. Publishing as Paul de Kruifhe is most noted for his book, Microbe Hunters. OR when we forget and don’t save history or read history, this too is highlighted when science must start again.

Where heroes have crackpot ideas as often as good ones and are often full-of-themselves or paranoid or manic-depressive or of dubious moral character. Anthrax, plague, malaria, yellow fever, tuberculosis, cholera and many other disease causing microbes were identified.

Despite this I can see why this book remains in print. I guess it shaped my life. This a tough one for me to rank. I wish i had travel it before 2year of mbbs! Fun read if you want to learn more about the science of bacteria and viruses. I also enjoyed paup the retelling, if to be believed, of these peoples’ lives — such strong personalities. While working for the Rockefeller Institute, De Kruif submitted an anonymous entry about modern medicine, for a book entitled Civilization.

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Los Cazadores de Microbios

These hunters planted seeds of microbiology so that humans will escape from horrible maladies. Seriously, I would actually use the word “swashbuckling” to describe this tale of scientists hunting for microbes. Want to Read saving….


Mostly though it was interesting to read about microbiology in the days before DNA discovery, which now plays such a huge role in ALL biology. No se como describirlo pero este libro se ha convertido en algo especial para mi, me encanta como esta redactado microbois creo que llego a mi vida en un momento bueno y bonito.

The only person it speaks about is him. De Kruif’s celebrated book Microbe Hunters consists of chapters on the following figures of medicine’s ” Heroic Age “:.

Los Cazadores de Microbios by Paul de Kruif.

The author makes racist remarks about black, Asian, Indian, Cuban, Jewish, Spanish and other people that get more frequent as the book goes on. The author has that wonderful chatty style so loved and familiar at the birth of the 20th century.

I’ve read this book when I was 16 and later when I was He also served on commissions to promote research into Infantile Paralysis. I recommend this book to anyone who kruuf any remote interest in science and medicine Basically, it consists of twelve inspiring biographies about the founders of microbiology.

Then why focus on him? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is a beautiful thing.