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Penicillin : triumph and tragedy

Author: Robert Bud
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author sets the discovery and use of penicillin in the broader context of social and cultural changes across the world. He examines the drug's contributions to medicine and agriculture, and investigates the global spread of resistant bacteria as antibiotic use continues to rise.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bud
ISBN: 9780199254064 0199254060 9780199541614 0199541612
OCLC Number: 71807825
Awards: Winner of *Choice* Outstanding Academic Book 2007.
Description: ix, 330 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Introduction : Penicillin --
chemical and brand --
1. Illness, drugs, and wonder drugs before penicillin --
2. Penicillin from organized science --
3. Creating the brand in the era of propaganda --
4. Making penicillin across the world --
5. The carefree culture and the third industrial revolution --
6. Fighting resistance with technology --
7. Doctors, patients, and the brand --
8. Animals, resistance, and committees --
9. In face of catastrophe --
Conclusion : Revolution and tragedy --
Acknowledgements --
Permissions --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert Bud.
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