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The Antibiotic Paradox - Stuart B. Levy

The Antibiotic Paradox

Paperback Published: 14th December 2001
ISBN: 9780738204406
Number Of Pages: 376

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In this totally revised and updated edition of the classic primer on the misuse of antibiotics, Dr. Stuart Levy reveals how our cavalier and naïve attitude about the power of antibiotics can have -and already has had-dire consequences. He explains that we are currently witnessing a massive evolutionary change in bacteria. This build-up of new antibiotic-resistant bacteria in individuals and the environment, mixed with our overzealous use of antibiotic soaps and the unregulated dispensing of antibiotics worldwide, is leading us into a dangerous territory where our "miracle" drugs will no longer help.

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Preface to the First Editionp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
From Tragedy the Antibiotic Age is Bornp. 1
The Disease and the Cure: The Microscopic World of Bacteria and Antibioticsp. 15
Reliance on Medicines and Self-Medication: The Seeds of Antibiotic Misusep. 57
Antibiotic Resistance: Microbial Adaptation and Evolutionp. 71
The Antibiotic Mythp. 115
Antibiotics, Animals, and the Resistance Gene Poolp. 149
Further Ecologic Considerations: Antibiotic Use in Agriculture, Aquaculture, Pets, and Minor Animal Speciesp. 181
Future Prospects: New Advances against Impending Disasterp. 211
The Individual and Antibiotic Resistancep. 239
The Antibacterial Crazep. 263
Antibiotic Resistance: A Societal Issue at Local, National, and International Levelsp. 275
Epilogue: Anthrax, Bioterrism, and Antibiotic Stockpiling: Consequences Beyond the Scarep. 315
References Citedp. 321
Bibliographyp. 325
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780738204406
ISBN-10: 0738204404
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 14th December 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.64  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2

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