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The Resource The Perfect Predator

The Perfect Predator

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The Perfect Predator
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The Perfect Predator
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Summary
An electrifying memoir of one woman's extraordinary effort to save her husband's life-and the discovery of a forgotten cure that has the potential to save millions more."A memoir that reads like a thriller." -New York Times Book Review"A fascinating and terrifying peek into the devastating outcomes of antibiotic misuse-and what happens when standard health care falls short." -Scientific AmericanEpidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, were vacationing in Egypt when Tom came down with a stomach bug. What at first seemed like a case of food poisoning quickly turned critical, and by the time Tom had been transferred via emergency medevac to the world-class medical center at UC San Diego, where both he and Steffanie worked, blood work revealed why modern medicine was failing: Tom was fighting one of the most dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the world.Frantic, Steffanie combed through research old and new and came across phage therapy: the idea that the right virus, aka "the perfect predator," can kill even the most lethal bacteria. Phage treatment had fallen out of favor almost 100 years ago, after antibiotic use went mainstream. Now, with time running out, Steffanie appealed to phage researchers all over the world for help. She found allies at the FDA, researchers from Texas A&M, and a clandestine Navy biomedical center — and together they resurrected a forgotten cure.A nail-biting medical mystery, The Perfect Predator is a story of love and survival against all odds, and the (re)discovery of a powerful new weapon in the global superbug crisis
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  • Strathdee, Steffanie
  • Patterson, Thomas
  • Barker, Teresa
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
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The Perfect Predator
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OVERDRIVE:85c87bfb-eeb8-461a-8b25-73e40e8f9215
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316418126
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optical disk
Label
The Perfect Predator
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:85c87bfb-eeb8-461a-8b25-73e40e8f9215
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316418126
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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