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Los Cazadores de Microbios by Paul de Kruif. De Kruif’s celebrated book Microbe Hunters consists of chapters on the following figures of medicine’s ” Heroic Age “:.

This is again why I think it should be on every school curriculum before students move on to dry, more formal books.

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Read for the Reading Challenge: Dw believe the characters in the novel represent people known to De Kruif, with Martin Arrowsmith a physician, unlike de Kruif possibly representing himself.

Great characters, good story, excellent writing. THe author made these scientists real and flawed and eccentric without diminishing the impact dde their work. This kurif belongs in every reader’s education.

But should I judge him for where society was when he wrote it? He acts as if Paul Ehrlich did almost nothing, but suggest weird ideas and secure money and means. The book is divided into chapters based on each major character. Passionate, tumbling, full of the excitement and human cost of science, Paul de Kruif brings the scientists of infectious disease to life, foibles as well as intellect.

He then became a full-time writer.

Los Cazadores de Microbios by Paul de Kruif

Best to make allowances for the time at which these essays were written, find a comfortable chair and lose oneself in the excitement of the stories of these extraordinary scientists. Which isn’t too hard, because I’ve only read textbooks until now.


Highly recommended for anyone going into research or interested in graduate school. Written in older style story form, this gave an enlightening overview of the advances in the study of microbes over the centuries.

Ronald Ross, one of the scientists featured in Microbe Hunters, took exception to how he was described, so the British edition deleted that chapter to avoid a libel suit.

Reading the book made me think about becoming something other than an astronomer or cosmologist. Return to Book Page. I first read this as a ten-year old, but my pleasure in it has hardly diminished in adulthood. Illustrates how science is always gaining in knowledge and that it’s never done. This book is unafraid and indeed revels in the wild characters that populated the microbiology niche.

I’ve read that many of the great modern virologists and immunologists say this book was the first introduction that really made them curious as school boys and girls.

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So the scientific methodology is clearly supported and explained many times through out. I’m almost 61 years old now and retired, but I spent over 35 years of my life pursuing this career and never regretted it.

The distinction between a Scientist who tries to discover and one who tries to make discoveries fit a pre determent theory is also well developed. mucrobios

Lists with This Book. Because of his service in the Microibos Corps, he had occasional contacts with leading French biologists of the period. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree and remained to obtain a Ph. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For this reason I read it again. De Kruif assisted Sinclair Lewis with his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Arrowsmith by providing the scientific and medical information required by the plot, along with character sketches.


Written inthis is a classic collection of essays about the pioneers of microbiology. Potential readers need to know right away that this book caaador close to years old, the ONLY reason this matters is that some of the language and the style of the writing was of its time. Why am I reviewing it now? The Sweeping Wind, his last book, is his autobiography. To ask other readers questions about Los Cazadores de Microbiosplease sign up. I solute them and their tireless, self sacrificing and dd scientific work pahl discover the workings of the microbe.

While working for the Rockefeller Institute, De Kruif submitted an anonymous entry about modern medicine, for a book entitled Civilization. Quotes from Cazadores de Micr Anthrax, plague, malaria, yellow fever, tuberculosis, cholera and many other disease causing microbes were identified.

The science part was fascinating. The egos, the battles and national politics going alongside are all part of the fantastic breadth of this book.

Wrong headed, but honest. Books by Paul de Kruif.

It is a simple book with all the mayor microbiology discovers, told in a very light and interesting way. The idea of science as a gradual unravelling of underlying truths is clearly there as is the potential of one negative experiment to bring a logically developed theory to grief.

Not sure why I got so dazador down towards the end.

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Escrita en tono divulgativo que entretiene y mantiene enganchada en su lectura.