History of Medical Bacteriology and Immunology by William D. Foster
English | July 23, 1970 | ISBN: 0433106905 | 244 Pages | PDF | 17 MB
There have been three histories of bacteriology published in English. The earliest was The Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruif. First published in February 1926, a second printing was called for in the March of the same year and the book has since been repeatedly reprinted. This must surely be one of the most successful, if not the most successful of books on medical history. Although written in a popular, journalistic style fully comprehensible to the layman it deserves both its success and the respect of the serious medical historian for it is a pioneer work based on extensive original research. In a second volume, Men Against Death, published in 1932, de Kruif added essays on the work of a number of other bacteriologists so that his two books cover in a most interesting way the exciting early history of bacteriology.