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Germ theory

Author: Natalie Goldstein
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2011.
Series: Science foundations (Chelsea House Publishers)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since humankind's earliest days, the rise of civilization led to a huge increase in the number and types of diseases that afflict the human population. Early prevailing theories about the causes of and cures for disease included superstitious beliefs, the application of herbal remedies, and the well-meant but ultimately misguided humoral theory of disease - a concept that persisted into the 19th century. Presenting  Read more...
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Goldstein, Natalie.
Germ theory.
New York : Chelsea House, ©2010
(DLC) 2010015730
(OCoLC)370380603
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Goldstein
ISBN: 9781438135205 1438135203
OCLC Number: 688582202
Description: 1 online resource (127 pages).
Contents: "Civilizing" disease --
The "not so good" old days --
A tiny universe revealed --
Contagion --
Sour wine --
Silk and chickens --
Cultural developments --
"Magic bullets" and antibiotics --
Life in the age of antibiotics --
Looking forward.
Series Title: Science foundations (Chelsea House Publishers)
Responsibility: Natalie Goldstein.

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Presenting a comprehensive history of the development of the germ theory of disease, this book profiles major scientists who helped the theory, including Leeuwenhoek, Jenner, Pasteur, Lister, Koch,  Read more...

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