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Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know

Wilson, Mary E
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Edition: 1st
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 0-19-066340-5 (0190663405)
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-066340-7 (9780190663407)
Format: Popular Works
Binding: Softcover
Copyright: 2019
Publish Date: 06/19
Weight: 1.01 Lbs.
Pages: 432
Carton Quantity: 24
Subject Class: PUB (Public Health)
Return Policy: Returns accepted up to 6 months.
 
Class Specifications
Discipline: Pharmacology
Subject Definition: Anti-Bacterial Agents-Therapeutic Use
NLM Class: QV 350
LC Class: RM267
Abstract: Virtually everyone has taken antibiotics. They can be lifesavers -- and they can be useless. What are they? How are they used? And what happens as the effectiveness of antibiotics continues to decline? Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know examines the personal and societal implications of our planets most important -- and frequently misused -- medications. In a question-and-answer format, it unpacks the most complicated aspects of this issue, including: How antibiotics are used (and overused) in humans, plants, and livestock; the causes and consequences of bacterial resistance to antibiotics; how the globalized world enables antibiotic resistance to spread quickly; and the difficult decisions ahead for both medical care and the food system.Grounded in the latest scientific research and crafted for general readers, Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know offers a clear-eyed overview of where we are, and what the future holds, as antibiotics lose their power.
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