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Antibiotics

Author: Christine Zuchora-Walske
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Publishing Company, [2013] ©2014
Series: Medical marvels
Edition/Format:   Book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Amazing medical breakthroughs are made every day. In the past decades, medical researchers have cured diseases that were once deadly and devised new methods to heal that were once unimaginable. This title follows the development of antibiotics, including premodern forerunners to antibiotics, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Zuchora-Walske
ISBN: 9781617839016 1617839019
OCLC Number: 832285120
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 x 25 cm.
Contents: Back from the brink --
Early antimicrobials --Penicillin --
Antibiotic explosion --
Antibacterial antibiotics --
Antifungal antibiotics --
The problem of antibiotic resistance --
The future of antibiotics.
Series Title: Medical marvels
Responsibility: by Christine Zuchora-Walske ; content consultant, Erika Ernst, Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.

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Amazing medical breakthroughs are made every day. In the past decades, medical researchers have cured diseases that were once deadly and devised new methods to heal that were once unimaginable. This title follows the development of antibiotics, including premodern forerunners to antibiotics, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how antibiotics work and why scientists need to continually discover new drugs. Sidebars, full-color photos, a glossary, and well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, enhance this engaging title--publisher.

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Brief History of Antibiotics

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2013-12-16) Good Permalink

This book offers a brief history of antibiotics, along with knowledge of bacteria and fungi.  It stresses the importance of medical research and discoveries and how they save lives. There are some colorful detailed  illustrations. If you know nothing about antibiotics prior to reading this...
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