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Having been gone for 10 days, I'm way behind on my News reading, so many
pardons if I am repeating something that has been said already.

I read a good book while I was away, THE ANTIBIOTIC PARADOX: HOW MIRACLE {*filter*}
ARE DESTROYING THE MIRACLE, Stuart B. Levy, M.D., 1992, Plenum Press,

It is about drug resistant microorganisms & the history of antibiotics.  It
is interesting & written at a level which I think many readers would
appreciate -- which is:  it assumes an intelligent reader who is capable of
understanding scientific concepts, but who may not yet have been exposed to
this particular information. I.e., it assumes you are smart enough to
understand it, but it does not assume that you already have a degree in
microbiology or medicine. Table of contents:

Chapter 1
        From Tragedy the Antibiotic Age is Born
Chapter 2
        The Disease and the Cure:  The Microscopic World of Bacteria and
Chapter 3
        Reliance on Medicine and Self-Medication: The Seeds of Antibiotic
Chapter 4
        Antibiotic Resistance:  Microbial Adaptation and Evolution
Chapter 5
        The Antibiotic Myth
Chapter 6
        Antibiotics, Animals and the Resistance Gene Pool
Chapter 7
        Further Ecological Considerations:  Antibiotic Use in Agriculture,
        Aquaculture, Pets, and Minor Animal Species
Chapter 8
        Future Prospects:  New Advances Against Potential Disaster
Chapter 9
        The Individual and Antibiotic Resistance
Chapter 10
        Antibiotic Resistance: A Societal Issue at Local, National, and
        International Levels.

Includes bibliography and index.

I personally found that it made very good Airplane-Reading.


Philosophy Department;Wesleyan University;USA

Tue, 10 Oct 1995 02:56:37 GMT
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