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Missing microbes : how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues / Martin J. Blaser, MD.

Blaser, Martin J., (author.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Summary:

"A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from the field's leading expert Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin 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 health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances--antibiotics--threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences."--
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Baker County Library 615.7922 .B644m 2014 (Text) 37814002849637 NON-FICTION Book None 09/10/2015 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 615.7 BLAS 2014 (Text) 33892002485929 Main Collection Book None 06/25/2014 Available -
Harney County Library 615.7 BLASER (Text) 37720000498535 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/24/2014 Available -
Hood River County Library 615.7922 BLA 2014 (Text) 33892100228171 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/22/2014 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 615.7922 BLASER (Text) 37620000813271 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/16/2014 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 615.7 Blase (Text) 37862000318469 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/09/2014 Available -
Ontario Community Library 615.7 BLASE (Text) 33330004001402 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/03/2014 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 615.7 BLA (Text) 33892005789780 NON-FICTION Book None 07/16/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805098105
  • Physical Description: 273 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes bibliographic references [pages (221)-256] index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Modern plagues -- Our microbial planet -- The human microbiome -- The rise of pathogens -- The wonder drugs -- The overuse of antibiotics -- The modern farmer -- Mother and child -- A forgotten world -- Heartburn -- Trouble breathing -- Taller -- --and fatter -- Modern plagues revisited -- Antibiotic winter -- Solutions.
Summary, etc.:
"A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from the field's leading expert Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin 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 health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances--antibiotics--threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Antibiotics
Antibiotics > Effectiveness.
Drug resistance in microorganisms

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