Germ Theory: Medical Pioneers in Infectious Diseases by Robert Gaynes

By Robert Gaynes

From Hippocrates to Lillian Wald—the tales of scientists whose paintings replaced the way in which we predict approximately and deal with an infection.

  • Describes the genesis of the germ concept of illness via a dozen seminal thinkers resembling Jenner, Lister, and Ehrlich.
  • Presents the “inside tales” of those pioneers’ struggles to have their paintings accredited, that can tell innovations for tackling present crises in infectious ailments and inspire and aid today’s scientists.
  • Relevant to an individual attracted to microbiology, infectious illness, or how scientific discoveries form our smooth figuring out

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L. 2009. Science 326:1196–1198. 2 Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine The history of infectious disease and the practices that attempted to treat them is largely a history of medicine itself. So, we must begin with the foundation of Western medicine. Physicians command a high esteem compared with those engaged in nearly any other occupation around the world. This distinguished societal view of physicians originated in ancient Greece 2,500 years ago, when the medical profession assumed a new and distinctive character.

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