Germ Theory - Robert P. Gaynes

Germ Theory

By Robert P. Gaynes

  • Release Date: 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Medical


Named as Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2012

From Hippocrates to Lillian Wald—the stories of scientists whose work changed the way we think about and treat infection.
Describes the genesis of the germ theory of disease by a dozen seminal thinkers such as Jenner, Lister, and Ehrlich. Presents the "inside stories" of these pioneers' struggles to have their work accepted, which can inform strategies for tackling current crises in infectious diseases and motivate and support today's scientists. Relevant to anyone interested in microbiology, infectious disease, or how medical discoveries shape our modern understanding