Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine, William Rosen
  • List: $20.00  |  Sale: $14.00
    Club: $10.00
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine

Author: William Rosen

Narrator: Rob Shapiro

Unabridged: 12 hr 10 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 05/09/2017

Genre: Medical - History

Synopsis

The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.

As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less than a generation with the discovery and development of a new category of medicine known as antibiotics. By 1955, the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and microbes had been transformed, trivializing once-deadly infections.

     William Rosen captures this revolution with all its false starts, lucky surprises, and eccentric characters. He explains why, given the complex nature of bacteria—and their ability to rapidly evolve into new forms—the only way to locate and test potential antibiotic strains is by large-scale, systematic, trial-and-error experimentation. Organizing that research needs large, well-funded organizations and businesses, and so our entire scientific-industrial complex, built around the pharmaceutical company, was born.

    Timely, engrossing, and eye-opening, Miracle Cure is a must-read science narrative—a drama of enormous range, combining science, technology, politics, and economics to illuminate the reasons behind one of the most dramatic changes in humanity’s relationship with nature since the invention of agriculture ten thousand years ago.

Recommended

The Gene An Intimate History, Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Gene
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris
Published: 05/17/2016

The South Carolina State Hospital Stories from Bull Street, William Buchheit
The South Carolina State Hospital
by William Buchheit

List: $12.99

Sale: $9.10

Club: $6.49

Narrator: Adam Lofbomm
Published: 07/28/2020

Bellevue Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital, David Oshinsky
Bellevue
by David Oshinsky

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 11/15/2016

Administrations of Lunacy Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum, Mab Segrest
Administrations of Lunacy
by Mab Segrest

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published: 04/14/2020

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine, Thomas Morris
The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth
by Thomas Morris

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Thomas Morris
Published: 11/20/2018

Dr. Mary's Monkey How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics, Edward T. Haslam
Dr. Mary's Monkey
by Edward T. Haslam

List: $20.49

Sale: $14.34

Club: $10.24

Narrator: Jim Meskimen
Published: 09/17/2012

Heart A History, Sandeep Jauhar
Heart
by Sandeep Jauhar

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Published: 09/18/2018

The Remedy Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure, Thomas Goetz
The Remedy
by Thomas Goetz

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Donald Corren
Published: 04/14/2014

The Panic Virus A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, Seth Mnookin
The Panic Virus
by Seth Mnookin

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Dan John Miller
Published: 01/19/2011
{"id":"1621904","ean":"9781524755829","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine","subtitle":"The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine","author":"William Rosen","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Rob Shapiro","ubr_id":"1621904","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"20.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"13.00","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Rob Shapiro","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr 10 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}