The Antibiotic Paradox: How the Misuse of Antibiotics Destroys Their Curative Powers / Edition 2

The Antibiotic Paradox: How the Misuse of Antibiotics Destroys Their Curative Powers / Edition 2

by Stuart B Levy
     
 

Revised and updated with a new introduction by the author, the classic book that warns consumers about the overuse of antibiotics.See more details below

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Revised and updated with a new introduction by the author, the classic book that warns consumers about the overuse of antibiotics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738204406
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
12/24/2001
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
748,805
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionvii
Preface to the First Editionxiii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
1From Tragedy the Antibiotic Age is Born1
2The Disease and the Cure: The Microscopic World of Bacteria and Antibiotics15
3Reliance on Medicines and Self-Medication: The Seeds of Antibiotic Misuse57
4Antibiotic Resistance: Microbial Adaptation and Evolution71
5The Antibiotic Myth115
6Antibiotics, Animals, and the Resistance Gene Pool149
7Further Ecologic Considerations: Antibiotic Use in Agriculture, Aquaculture, Pets, and Minor Animal Species181
8Future Prospects: New Advances against Impending Disaster211
9The Individual and Antibiotic Resistance239
10The Antibacterial Craze263
11Antibiotic Resistance: A Societal Issue at Local, National, and International Levels275
Epilogue: Anthrax, Bioterrism, and Antibiotic Stockpiling: Consequences Beyond the Scare315
References Cited321
Bibliography325
Index335

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