This is a great book packed full of information. I learned bits and pieces of this story in school but this book gives an in-depth view of the entire field from the discovery of bacteria to the discovery of antibiotics. It cover the discovery of sulfa mainly but the warnings on improper use that lead to resistance should continue to be a dire warning today.
This book kept me interested CD1 to CD10. It's a great discussion of how the development of sulfa drugs changed history during wartime and after. Lots of interesting facts interlaced with commentary. Not your typical history book - try it.
This was very well written, informative and intriguing. It answers questions I've had for 40+ years. I would recommend this book for everyone in the medical and medical research field, and anyone intrigued at how politics controls science and the practice medicine.
I loved the book, but hated how it was read. The reader had a breathless, sing-song style that was extremely distracting. I've audioed about 120 books here and never been so annoyed by a reader. That being said, the book itself is wonderful...I'd give the non-audio form of the book five stars. It details the discovery of the first real antibiotic, sulfa, and the people around its discovery. Well written and, believe it or not about a book on chemicals, exciting!
Well written. I wasn't aware of sulfa drugs until this book. Always thought penicillin was the first antibiotics discovered. This book is very informative. I liked the reader. The subject matter is at times dry but he kept it presenting well.
One of the best books I've ever listened to!! This is great book even for the listener that may not be familiar or interested in science or biology. The learning experience was written as a story told like a novel verses a lecture on some of the most amazing and scientific wonders of the 20th century. Very enlightening!!!
So much detailed information. I was always curious about how antibiotics were discovered. I learned more than I could have imagined.
Interesting history with some ways to relate history repeating itself during our pandemic
For a topic that I feared might be dry, I found it to be always engaging.
Bought on a whim. Worked out good for me. Incredible reading.
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