Named as Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2012 From Hippocrates to Lillian Wald—the stories of scientists whose work changed the way we think about and treat infection. Describes the genesis of the germ theory of disease by a dozen seminal thinkers such as Jenner, Lister, and Ehrlich. Presents the "inside stories" of these pioneers' struggles to have their work accepted, which can inform strategies for tackling current crises in infectious diseases and motivate and support today's scientists. Relevant to anyone interested in microbiology, infectious disease, or how medical discoveries shape our modern understanding
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Lister Ward describes life in a Victorian hospital from the sharp end of the scalpel - the scalpel, no less, of the legendary Joseph Lister. The book is based upon the diaries and letters of two of Lister's "guinea pigs": William Henley from London, a professional writer and self-confessed hedonist, and Shetlander Margaret Mathewson, the pious daughter of a parish teacher. Together with an account by one of Lister's students, an extract from one of Conan Doyle's stories and notes from Robert Louis Stevenson they paint a fascinating picture of a bygone era in an Edinburgh hospital and provide an unusual insight into one of the pioneers of modern medicine.