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Author Levy, Stuart B.

Title The antibiotic paradox : how miracle drugs are destroying the miracle / Stuart B. Levy.

Publication Info. New York : Plenum Press, [1992]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  615.329 L668A    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-265) and index.
Contents From tragedy the antibiotic age is born -- The disease and cure : the microscopic world of bacteria and anitbiotics -- Reliance on medicines and self-medication : the seeds of antibiotic misuse -- Antibiotic resistance : microbial adaptation and evolution -- The antibiotic myth -- Antibiotics, animals, and the resistance gene pool -- Further ecological considerations : antibiotic use in agriculture, acquaculture, pets, and minor animal species -- Future prospects : new advances against potential disaster -- The individual and antibiotic resistance -- Antibiogic resistance : a societal issue at local, national, and international levels.
Subject Drug resistance in microorganisms.
Indexed Term Antibiotics
Subject Anti-Bacterial Agents -- pharmacology.
Bacteria -- drug effects.
ISBN 0306443317: $24.95
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