Cazadores de microbios (Infantil) (Spanish Edition) eBook: Paul de Kruif: : Kindle Store. Paul Henry de Kruif was an American microbiologist and author of Dutch descent . Publishing as Paul de Kruif, he is most noted for his book, Microbe. Cazadores de Microbios by Paul De Kruif, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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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.

Los detalles con los relata los momentos trascendentes de estos pioneros de la ciencia son exquisitos. I put off reading this for so long because, really, it looked so boring! I read it in one go. He also served on commissions dazador promote research into Infantile Paralysis. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Cazadores de Microbios

Wrong headed, but honest. I am embarking in middle life a career shift into science from business, so he thought it was good primer and inspiration. Published July by Ediciones Leyenda first published When it was discovered that De Kruif was the author of the essay, he was fired from the Rockefeller Institute. THe author made these scientists real and flawed and eccentric without diminishing the impact of their work. Getting to know the characters that set a foundation for future microbe hunters is an enjoyable and surprisingly humorous read.


After reading it inI decided this is how I wanted to spend my life. 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.

The writing is probably dated now, but the way it captured the excitement of research discoveries convinced me to pursue this as a career. Many believe the characters in the novel represent people known to De Kruif, with Martin Arrowsmith a physician, unlike de Kruif possibly representing himself. The achievements of each person are clearly articulated and linked across time so that you get the appreciation of how modern scientists are always standing on shoulders of those before.

Even though Lewis was listed as the sole author, De Kruif’s contribution was significant, and he received 25 percent of the royalties. But not the majority. What it did was remind us how important the identification of causative agents and development of treatments for infectious disease remains.

Paul de Kruif

So here I am at the end thinking about inherent racism, sexism, and moral ambiguity of medicine and history. Great characters, good story, excellent writing. 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.

Clear, perhaps simplistic, I cannot imagine a better introduction to the subject. Some of his writings created problems for him. Lists with This Book. Not just comforting words as her Imagine, in the 18th century, the first human being on earth to look through his crude, home made microscope at a living microbe.


It is about the early scientists who discovered ve and bacteria and, sometimes, the way to combat the power of those microbes.

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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. I recommend this book to anyone who has any remote interest in science and medicine Imagine, in the 18th century, the first human being on earth to look through his crude, home made microscope at a living microbe.

Highly recommended for anyone going into research or interested in graduate school. It makes his accuracy seriously questionable especially in the last chapter.

The writing was different. Books are always amazing gifts and can prove transformational – this is one of them. God’s creations are incredible! I guess it shaped my life. What is particularly impressive is his ability to set each researcher’s accomplishments squarely within the context of what was known at the time.