The Forgotten Cure

The Past and Future of Phage Therapy

Authors: Kuchment, Anna

  • Comprehensive, unprecedented history of phage therapy
  • Offers a lay person's perspective on an often ignored topic of research
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Before the arrival of penicillin in the 1940s, phage therapy was one of the few weapons doctors had against bacterial infections. It saved the life of Hollywood legend Tom Mix before being abandoned by Western science. Now, researchers and physicians are rediscovering the treatment, which pits phage viruses against their natural bacterial hosts, as a potential weapon against antibiotic-resistant infections.

The Forgotten Cure traces the story of phages from Paris, where they were discovered in 1917; to Tbilisi, Georgia, where one of phage therapy’s earliest proponents died at the hands of Stalin; to the Nobel podium, where prominent scientists have been recognized for breakthroughs stemming from phage research. Today, a crop of biotech startups and dedicated physicians is racing to win regulatory approval for phage therapy before superbugs exhaust the last drug in the medical arsenal. Will they clear the hurdles in time? 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Forgotten Cure
Book Subtitle
The Past and Future of Phage Therapy
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0251-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0251-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0250-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8681-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 132
Topics