What a great story of perseverance! Fantastic example of a few men willing and able to change the world and not letting anyone telling them it was impossible. This is perhaps, the story that shaped healthcare the most this past century. It gives a great peek into the process of drug development pre-WWII which was unregulated and free wheeling. Yet at the same time drug discovery itself is done in essentially the exact same manner!
I am a dancer, health professional, meditator and avid reader. I listen to audio books while driving, working out and doing chores. I listen to non-fiction more than fiction, but enjoy both. I like books I can learn from or be inspired by. I post my favorites on Pintrest.
I enjoyed the history of the development of the first antibiotics. I might listen again in a few years after reading other books with intersecting histories.
I liked the way it showed the connection of external forces like war, the need for a company to make money on their R&D, and the scientists perseverance in pursuing the possibility of finding a drug to kill bacteria.
The part of the story that told about a disaster of mixing sulfa with a chemical to make it drinkable, which turned out to be poisonous which led to the FDA regulation of drugs being released to the public.
No, I listened over a number of settings
All of us have benefitted from antibiotics, this is relevant to all of us.
Fascinating tale that unfolds in the midst of wartime Germany. Although I cringed at some of the main characters' connections to the Nazis, I found the story interesting and revealing. Great delivery, too.
Nos describe en forma amena y creíble los abnegados esfuerzos de los investigadores para descubrir tratamientos innovadores.
I would only recommend a book with a 4 or higher rating
like a science teacher
i bought this from a special on syfy books which should of never been in this catagory, It is a book on the history penicillin