Drug-resistant bacteria – known as superbugs – are one of the biggest medical threats of our time. Here, a doctor, researcher, and ethics professor tells the exhilarating story of his race to beat them and save countless lives. From the muddy trenches of the First World War, where Alexander Fleming searched for a cure for soldiers with infected wounds, to breakthroughs in antibiotics and antifungals today that could revolutionize how infections are treated, Dr Matt McCarthy takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through the history and future of medicine. Along the way, we meet a series of patients.
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Praises For The Book
“An amazing, informative book that changes our perspective on medicine, microbes and our future.”- Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, New York Timesbestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies.
“A perfect work of popular science. Like Atul Gawande, Matt McCarthy has the magical ability to transmit deeply technical knowledge in a way that makes the reader feel like part of a high-level professional conversation; like Michael Lewis, a gift for the place where big ideas overlap; like Elizabeth Kolbert, a sense of narrative urgency about the state of the present world that makes anything outside its pages seem trivial. Magnificent.”- Charles Finch, winner of National Book Critics Circle Award, Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.
Superbugs : The Race To Stop The Epidemic
Harper Collins India
Pages : 304
Price : Rs 599