Antibiotic Paradox How the Misuse of Antibiotics Endangers Their Curative Power

ISBN-10: 0738204404

ISBN-13: 9780738204406

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Stuart B. Levy

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From the leading international expert on antibiotic drugs, this text reveals how our cavalier and naive attitude about the power of antibiotics can have dire consequences.
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Book details

List price: $17.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
From Tragedy the Antibiotic Age is Born
The Disease and the Cure: The Microscopic World of Bacteria and Antibiotics
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 Ecologic Considerations: Antibiotic Use in Agriculture, Aquaculture, Pets, and Minor Animal Species
Future Prospects: New Advances against Impending Disaster
The Individual and Antibiotic Resistance
The Antibacterial Craze
Antibiotic Resistance: A Societal Issue at Local, National, and International Levels
Epilogue: Anthrax, Bioterrism, and Antibiotic Stockpiling: Consequences Beyond the Scare
References Cited
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