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Missing microbes : how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues / Martin J. Blaser, MD.

Blaser, Martin J. (Author).

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  • 22 of 22 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry.

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Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry ANF 615.792 BLA (Text to phone) 33260000172362 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805098105 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0805098100 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 273 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-256) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Modern plagues -- Our microbial planet -- The human microbiome -- The rise of pathogens -- The wonder drugs -- The overuse of antibiotics -- The modern farmer -- Mother and child -- A forgotten world -- Heartburn -- Trouble breathing -- Taller -- ... And fatter -- Modern plagues revisited -- Antibiotic winter -- Solutions.
Summary, etc.:
"A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from the field's leading expert Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances--antibiotics--threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances--antibiotics--threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Antibiotics.
Antibiotics > Effectiveness.
Drug resistance in microorganisms.

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Missing Microbes : How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
Missing Microbes : How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
by Blaser, Martin J.
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Author Notes

Missing Microbes : How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues

Dr. Martin Blaser has studied the role of bacteria in human disease for over 30 years. He is the director of the Human Microbiome Program at NYU. He founded the Bellevue Literary Review and has been written about in newspapers including The New Yorker , Nature , The New York Times , The Washington Post , and The Wall Street Journal . His more than 100 media appearances include The Today Show, GMA, NPR, the BBC, The O'Reilly Factor, and CNN. He lives in New York City.


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