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In 1917, bacteriophages were recognized as epizootic infections of bacteria and were almost immediately deployed for antibacterial therapy and prophylaxis. The early trials of bacteriophage therapy(More)
In the nineteenth century, "virus" commonly meant an agent (usually unknown) that caused disease in inoculation experiments. By the 1890s, however, some disease-causing agents were found to pass(More)
It was the mid-1950s and I was a teenager when I first read Microbe Hunters by Paul Henry De Kruif (Zealand, MI, 1890–Holland, MI, 1971). It was the right time and the right age; I was fascinated.(More)