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The perfect predator : a scientist's race to save her husband from a deadly superbug

Author: Steffanie A Strathdee; Thomas L Patterson; Teresa Barker
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, were vacationing in Egypt when Tom came down with a stomach bug. What at first seemed like a case of food poisoning quickly turned critical, and by the time Tom had been transferred via emergency medevac to the world-class medical center at UC San Diego, where both he and Steffanie worked, blood work revealed why modern medicine was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narrative
Autobiographies
Named Person: Steffanie A Strathdee; Thomas L Patterson; Steffanie A Strathdee; Thomas L Patterson; Thomas L Patterson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steffanie A Strathdee; Thomas L Patterson; Teresa Barker
ISBN: 9780316418089 0316418080 9780316418072 0316418072
OCLC Number: 1088729907
Description: viii, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : A deadly hitchhiker. Blindsided --
A menacing air --
The last supper --
Disease detectives --
First responders --
Lost in translation --
The colonel from Al-Shabaab --
Tom: interlude I --
A deadly hitchhiker --
The worst bacteria on the planet --
Tom: interlude II. Part II : Can't eskape. --
Homecoming --
Superbugged --
Public enemy number one: under the radar --
Tom: interlude III --
The alternate reality club --
Tipping point: fully colonized --
Tom: interlude IV. Part III : the perfect predator. The spider to catch the fly --
Tom: interlude V --
The perfect predator --
Semper fortis: always faithful, always strong --
A hail Mary pass --
Panning for gold --
Journeying --
Tom: interlude VI. Part IV : the Darwinian dance. The blood orange tree --
Moment of truth --
The bold guess --
Lysis to kill --
Tom: interlude VII --
Second-guessing --
No mud, no lotus --
tom: interlude VIII --
The Darwinian dance and the Red Queen's pursuit --
The last dance --
The Buddha's gift --
Grand rounds --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Thomas Patterson, PhD, with Teresa Barker.

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A bracing medical-mystery memoir in the vein of Brain on Fire, The Perfect Predator tells the story of epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee's fight to save her husband's life  Read more...

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