Academic journal article Science Scope

Antibiotics

Academic journal article Science Scope

Antibiotics

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Antibiotics

By Vic Kovacs. $31.95.48 pp. Gareth Stevens Publishing. New York. 2017. ISBN: 9781482461640.

Miracles of Medicine: Antibiotics by Vic Kovacs is a reference book that describes the transformation in medicine made by antibiotics. This 48-page volume is divided into six chapters with a readability level at grade 6. It has full-color photographs, a timeline of antibiotic discoveries, an index, a glossary, and a Find Out More section in a very sturdy well-bound book. The interest level would most likely be middle and high school students.

The first chapter begins with a definition of bacteria and provides an overview of the history of antibiotics. It includes information about Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and Alexander Fleming and their breakthrough findings. There is also information about how people in ancient times cared for those with infections.

Chapter two provides an overview of the classes of antibiotics and how they work.

In chapter three the reader learns about the production of antibiotics and how antibiotics are administered. …

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