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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

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ISBN10: 0805098100 ISBN13: 9780805098105 Contributors: Blaser, Martin J., M.d. Publisher: Henry Holt & Co Published: Apr 8 2014 Pages: 273 Weight: 1.04lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

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"In Missing Microbes, Martin Blaser sounds an] alarm. He patiently and thoroughly builds a compelling case that the threat of antibiotic overuse goes far beyond resistant infections."--Nature

Renowned microbiologist Dr. Martin J. 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 equilibrium and health of our bodies. Now this invisible Eden is under assault from our overreliance on medical advances including antibiotics and caesarian sections, threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes and leading to severe health consequences.

Taking us into the lab to recount his groundbreaking studies, Blaser not only provides elegant support for his theory, he guides us to what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future.

"Missing Microbes is science writing at its very best--crisply argued and beautifully written, with stunning insights about the human microbiome and workable solutions to an urgent global crisis."--David M. Oshinsky, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Polio: An American Story
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