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  • The Demon Under The Microscope

  • By: Thomas Hager
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,161

The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic book

  • By Sara on 09-02-08

An excellent book, read well

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-06

This is one of the better general-interest science history books I've read or listened to. Hager takes a story that crosses international borders, contains stories from politics, military history, and organic chemistry and presents them in a way that is accessible to the lay person but satifying to an expert. He skillfully weaves the threads of this story together to make listening to this audiobook compelling and difficult to turn off.

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