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The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir Hardcover – Illustrated, 13 Jun. 2019

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Product details

  • ISBN-10 : 0316418080
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0316418089
  • Dimensions : 16.13 x 3.94 x 23.62 cm
  • Hardcover : 352 pages
  • Publisher : Hachette Books; Illustrated edition (13 Jun. 2019)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 297 ratings

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Amazon, "Best Books of 2019 (Science)"
Goodreads Choice Awards, Semifinalist (Science & Technology)

STAT News, "Best Health and Science Books to Read This Summer"---

"...A memoir that reads like a thriller."--New York Times Book Review

"The Perfect Predator may be the best and most important book I've ever read... [A] personal and moving odyssey."--Louis R. Franzini, The Florida-Times Union

"The Perfect Predator is a compelling and heart-wrenching medical drama that would be completely unbelievable - if it weren't 100% true! Strathdee and Patterson masterfully weave together the personal, medical, and scientific strands of their battle against one of the world's worst superbugs, bringing not just Patterson, but a century-old medical technology back from the brink of death. This first-hand account of the front lines of the battle against the scourge of antimicrobial resistance underscores the human cost underlying the bland statistics."--Rob Knight, PhD, Director, Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California San Diego and author of Follow Your Gut and Dirt Is Good, -

"[A] gripping and intriguing medical thriller...This page-turner of a couple's determination to survive also serves as a dire warning regarding the consequences of the overuse of antibiotics."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"[A] medical thriller for the antibiotic-resistant age."--Smithsonian

"[A] real page-turner."--Science News

"[A] riveting tale...The saga reads like a thriller....Remarkable passages from Patterson [describe] how he interpreted events through veils of feverish delirium, pain-killer fog, and coma."--Laurie Garrett, The Lancet

"[Tom's case is a] case that may mark a turning point in medicine."--American Association of Medical Colleges Newsletter

"A fascinating and terrifying peek into the devastating outcomes of antibiotic misuse -- and what happens when standard health care falls short."--Scientific American

Book Description

A bracing medical-mystery memoir in the vein of Brain on Fire, The Perfect Predator tells the story of epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee's fight to save her husband's life

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