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The perfect predator : a scientist's race to save her husband from a deadly superbug / Steffanie Strathdee, PHD ; Thomas Patterson, PHD, with Teresa Barker.

Strathdee, Steffanie (author.). Patterson, Thomas L. (author.). Barker, Teresa (author.).
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  • 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver AUDIO CD 614.4092 STRATHDEE (Text) 34304000919252 Adult - Audiobook Checked out 05/08/2019
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 614.4092 Str (Text) 32604000205794 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Checked out 04/23/2019
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 614.4092 STR (Text) 34330513324203 Adult - New Non-Fiction Books Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 614.4092 STRA (Text) 39231033530797 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316418089
  • Physical Description: viii, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A memoir"--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-325) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Epidemiologist 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.
Subject: Bacterial diseases > Alternative treatment.
Microbial biotechnology.
Drug resistance in microorganisms.
San Diego (Calif.)

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