Penicillin: Triumph and Tragedy (Hardback)Robert Bud (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 24 mm
...very impressive. * The Journal of BJHS *
...well written and based on outstanding research. * Journal of the Historical Association *
...an entensively researched and gripping saga...an enjoyable read...the story unfolds like a political thriller; the plot just as thrilling as the best fiction. * Dr Tina Matthews, The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists *
Bud has an engaging and flowing style that allows him to tell the story in a thorough yet gripping way. This is a scholarly but very readable book; Bud's long-standing interest in the history of penicillin clearly shows in the depth and thoroughness of his analysis. * Stuart Anderson, Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 62, 335-336 *
A thorough and approachable review...a fascinating story. His prose is...precise and eminently authoritative. His data is superbly referenced. * John Dwyer, TLS *
...A fascinating overview of the development and marketing of penicillin. * Allen F Shaughnessy, British Medical Journal *
a compelling perspective on the achievements of 20th-century medicine, and how they have given rise to new challenges for the 21st. * Jon Turney, THES *
[An] insightful and thorough history. * Financial Times *
This is a serious and thorough text from OUP, with a number of important messages for doctors and patients alike. * Dr Jeremy Sager, Univadis Review *
...a story full of human interest that general readers will enjoy.
A highly detailed account of how we arrived at what may be the threshold of a post-antibiotic age, containing a wealth of medical and social history. * Jo Whelan, New Scientist *
This extremely well-written and exhaustively researched book is invaluable in understanding the story of penicillin * I. Richman, Choice Reviews Online *
Bud's volume offers much food for thought. * The Lancet *
Penicillin: Triumph and Tragedy is essential reading for anyone who wants to gain a complete view of the social history of penicillin and the story of medicine in the last half of the twentieth century, and Bud's book is unlikely to be bettered. * Social History of Medicine *
well written and based on outstanding research. * Christoph Gradmann, History, Magazine of the Historical Association *
Bud has provided a powerful social and cultural history of the paradigmatic postwar wonder drug, illuminating current debates on drug resistance. * BRUNO J. STRASSER, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences *
Robert Bud offers a novel approach to the development of the "wonder drug" penicillin and its consequences. * Marlene Burns, Ambix. *
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