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Miracle Cure

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Miracle Cure by William Rosen
  • Hardcover $28.00

    May 09, 2017 | 368 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    May 09, 2017 | 368 Pages

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“Former publisher and editor Rosen tackles a dazzling chapter of modern medical history in this chronicle of the discoveries that opened the age of antibiotics and gave humankind its first effective tool to fight back in an ‘eons-long war’ with infectious disease… Rosen’s thoughtful, scholarly, and engaging history is a powerful testament to this fight.”
Publishers Weekly, (starred review)
“A richly documented history of the rise—and threatened future—of antibiotics… An encyclopedic reference for researchers and practitioners but also accessible for general readers due to Rosen’s lively depiction of the people, places, and politics that color the history of the fight against infectious disease.”’Kirkus Reviews, (starred review)

Miracle Cure is enthralling. Simply and elegantly, Rosen brings so much vibrancy to this narrative, and the science is gripping from beginning to end. A lucid and fascinating book, Miracle Cure is a must-read for anyone with a curious mind.”
Gilbert King, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning, Devil in the Grove

“Bill Rosen combines detailed analysis with a keen sense of humor to craft a page-turner describing the discovery of penicillin and streptomycin to combat scourges that had plagued man from time immemorial. This seminal historical work also warns the advances made during the antibiotics revolution in the 20th century are precarious and might be reversed if we fail to build upon the legacies of the heroic figures portrayed in Miracle Cure.”
Michael S Kinch, author of A Prescription for Change: The Looming Crisis in Drug Development

“Carefully researched, hugely informative, and immensely entertaining.”
Andreas Wagner, author of Arrival of the Fittest

“William Rosen integrates personal histories and scientific concepts so seamlessly that Miracle Curereads like a novel—I found it difficult to put down. This definitive history of antibiotics is a must-read for anyone interested in modern medicine.”
Karl Drlica, Public Health Research Institute, Rutgers University and author of Antibiotic Resistance 

“Rosen is a terrific storyteller and engaging stylist… He invites us to look beyond our… differences and recognize that we too live in a fragile equilibrium with the natural world.”
The Daily Beast
“Readers will be swept along by the strong current of Mr. Rosen’s good natured erudition.”
The Economist

“Rosen is a natural and playful storyteller, and his digressions both inform the narrative and lend it an eccentric and engaging rhythm.”
New York Times

“Rosen has a facility for the telling anecdote and the quirky aside.”
Bill Gates 

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