The Killers Within: The Deadly Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Michael Shnayerson (Author) Mark J Plotkin (Joint Author)
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Description

Go behind the scenes and learn the shocking truth about how physicians are fighting against new and evolving bacteria in this "compelling -- if terrifying -- account of the rise of antibiotic resistance" (Wall Street Journal).
Right now, a battle is taking place on the frontiers of medicine between rapidly evolving bacteria that threaten our health and the doctors who are struggling to outwit them. These bacteria are everywhere: in and on our bodies, in homes, schools, hospitals, crowded airplanes, day-care centers. And, as The Killers Within makes frighteningly clear, so far the bacteria are winning.

Product Details

Price
$19.99
Publisher
Back Bay Books
Publish Date
September 02, 2003
Pages
328
Dimensions
5.52 X 0.83 X 8.5 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316735667
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About the Author

Michael Shnayerson is a long-time contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of eight books on a range of nonfiction subjects, from biographies of entertainer Harry Belafonte (My Song) and New York governor Andrew Cuomo (The Contender) to narrative-driven accounts of drug-resistant bacteria (The Killer Within) and mountaintop coal removal (Coal River). Shnayerson is married to Gayfryd Steinberg, and lives in Sag Harbor and Manhattan.

Reviews

"An exciting narrative....admirably clear and accurate."