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Author Häusler, Thomas, 1968-

Title Viruses vs. superbugs : a solution to the antibiotics crisis? / Thomas Häusler ; translated by Karen Leube
Published London ; New York : Macmillan, 2006


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.19692 Hau/Vvs  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 292 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Ch. 1. At the limits of medicine -- Ch. 2. Invincible microbes -- Ch. 3. The wild pioneer era -- Ch. 4. The renaissance of phages during the war -- Ch. 5. A parallel universe -- Ch. 6. Keepers of the grail in peril -- Ch. 7. Resurrection -- Ch. 8. What's the future of phage therapy? -- App. 1. A short list of bacteria -- App. 2. The advantages and disadvantages of phage therapy
Summary "This book tells the dramatic story of the discoverers of phages in the West and the Soviet Union. Award-winning science journalist Thomas Hausler follows the trail of one pioneer killed by Stalin's secret service, and his successors in today's war-torn Georgia; accompanies patients taking phages because standard drugs fail them; and investigates how these long-forgotten cures may help sick people today."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-292) and index
Notes Translated from the German
Subject Bacterial diseases -- Treatment.
Bacterial diseases -- Alternative treatment.
Bacteriophages -- Therapeutic use.
LC no. 2005056481
ISBN 1403987645 hardback
Other Titles Gesund durch viren. English