Microbe Hunters revisited.

@article{Summers1998MicrobeHR,
  title={Microbe Hunters revisited.},
  author={W. C. Summers},
  journal={International microbiology : the official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          65-8
        }
}
  • W. C. Summers
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Biology
  • International microbiology : the official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
  • 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. Here were heros enough to satisfy any bookish young man interested in the natural world. Microbe Hunters was a book that inspired a generation or more of budding young microbiologists [4]. Not only that, however. It established a metaphor and a genre of science writing that has often been imitated… CONTINUE READING
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