Rats, Lice and History

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Tue Jan 30 16:08:38 EST 1996


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> From: mytelka at mendel.Berkeley.EDU ( Daniel Mytelka )
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> Subject: Re: Rats, Lice and History
> Date: 25 Jan 1996 21:28:54 GMT
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> In article <1996Jan25.163313.742 at es.dupont.com>,
>  <caimipg at esvx19.es.dupont.com> wrote:
> >... Zinsser's _Rats, Lice and History_ made a big
> >impact on me when I read it 30+ years ago, and had a significant 
effect on
> >my decision to go into microbiology.  I'm looking for other books of 
this
> >type that would appeal to college students. ...
> >
> 
> One that I really was impressed with years ago was Paul de Kruiff 
(sp?)'s
> Microbe Hunters - Short bios on a bunch of famous scientists.
> 
> Dan Mytelka
> mytelka at mendel.berkeley.edu
> 
> 
I agree, an inspirational book, but he probably took a few liberties. I 
wouldn't guarantee that all the dialogue is verbatim !!!!
It certainly was a formative force in MY choice of career.
Peter Harris,
Reading Uni, UK.




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