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Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic
Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic | Matt McCarthy
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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. Go on a rollercoaster ride of medicine, learning about Alexander Fleming searching for a cure for soldiers with infected wounds, to breakthroughs in antibiotics and antifungals

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BestDogDad
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Mehso-so

This book is more about the author‘s race to get his drug trial going than it is about superbugs and for that reason I didn't love it. I was hoping to read about the horrific microbes which will usher in the zombie apocalypse. These microbial monsters were characters in the book, just not the main ones. There were some good human interest stories related to his test subjects and I learned a lot about the pharmaceutical industry. #scienceseptember