Rising Plague: The Global Threat from Deadly Bacteria and Our Dwindling Arsenal to Fight Them

Rising Plague: The Global Threat from Deadly Bacteria and Our Dwindling Arsenal to Fight Them

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by Brad Spellberg
     
 

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This crucial and timely book is lucidly written in terms that everyone can understand. It issues a call to action, explaining how, through a strong and concerted effort, we can all help prevent this nightmare scenario from happening. By following this courageous doctor's recommendations, we can ensure that magic bullets will be there for us and for our families in

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This crucial and timely book is lucidly written in terms that everyone can understand. It issues a call to action, explaining how, through a strong and concerted effort, we can all help prevent this nightmare scenario from happening. By following this courageous doctor's recommendations, we can ensure that magic bullets will be there for us and for our families in the future.

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"Clear and concise, with a good mix of dramatic (and, at times, tragic) examples and hard statistics.... The book ends with an admonition to take the threat of drug-resistant bacteria seriously; when you’ve finished reading, you’ll find it impossible to disagree.” 
-San Francisco Book Review 

“This readable, well-written volume will resonate with a diverse audience, It provides an excellent review of the problems associated with antibiotic resistance, explains the causes, and recommends solutions to encourage discovery and development of new antibiotics. Highly recommended.”
-Choice 

"Avoiding medical jargon, this fast-paced call to action should be read by anyone concerned about our medical future. Highly recommended.”
-Library Journal 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615929481
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
575,221
File size:
1 MB

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Michael T. Osterholm
"When we live in a world where crisis seems to be the norm, it's hard to distinguish between those issues or events that worry us, those that hurt us and those that kill us. Rapidly developing drug resistance in death-causing microbes is killing us. And it's getting worse each passing day. Spellberg's book is a powerful and compelling journey into the antibiotic resistance problem written for doctors, scientists and any lay-person who loves their family and cares about their friends. This book explains the problem, its causes and potential solutions in a personal, compelling and easy to understand manner. It's a must read for everyone."--(Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, Former Associate Director of the Department of Homeland Security's National Center for Food Protection and Defense, Director, Minnesota Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance)

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