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by Philip M. Tierno Jr. Ph.D.


Germs are the seeds of life as well as disease, explains Tierno, the New York University Medical Center doctor who helped .

Germs are the seeds of life as well as disease, explains Tierno, the New York University Medical Center doctor who helped solve the mystery of toxic shock syndrome. A germ hunter in the truest sense, Tierno spells out how to survive a world so rife with germs that "alien observers might conclude that they are the dominant life form on our planet.

Philip M. Tierno, J. P. helped solve the mystery behind toxic shock syndrome. He is Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at New York University Medical Center and is a member of the faculty at NYU School of Medicine. He has appeared on such shows as 20/20, Oprah, Dateline, and PrimeTime. Dr. Tierno lives in a suburb of New York.

Now, renowned microbiologist Philip Tierno cuts through the media hype with the compulsively readable Secret Life . Filled with practical and enlightening information, The Secret Life Of Germs is an engaging book that will keep readers mesmerized while helping them stay healthy.

Now, renowned microbiologist Philip Tierno cuts through the media hype with the compulsively readable Secret Life Of Germs, revealing exactly where the greatest threats may be hiding.

book to further your phobia. You will be justified.

I chose to read The Secret Life of Germs because I have often heard the author on CBC radio, brought in as an expert on microbial issues. It was published back in 2001, so some of the information it contains is out-of-date, though it was cutting edge at the time. There is still plenty of good info in this volume. book to further your phobia. Prof Tierno, who has impressive academic credentials and a claim to A readable, fact-packed manual for germophobes.

In GERMS Dr. Philip Tierno explains what kinds of threats actually exist by revealing the mechanisms behind some . Philip Tierno explains what kinds of threats actually exist by revealing the mechanisms behind some 150 recent germ "events. He discusses pioneers of the "Germ Century," such as Louis Pasteur, examines the "germ factory" that is the human body, & scrutinizes a typical home.

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The book on germs written by Dr. Tierno is so profoundly important and so clearly written that I think that it. .Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. I have read this fascinating book about germs. Tierno is so profoundly important and so clearly written that I think that it should be read by everyone for their own well being. It cleared up ALL of the misconceptions about germs that I've had for years. And yet I found his book to be entertaining and informative and, in fact, at times downright mesmorizing.

The Secret Life of Germs: Observations and Lessons of a Microbe Hunter, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 2001. Protect Yourself against Bioterrorism, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2002. SIDELIGHTS: Philip M. Tierno, Jr. is a microbiologist and investigator who promoted the use of safer menstrual products after the relationship between toxic shock syndrome and dioxins in tampons came to be understood in the 1980s.

They're everywhere. Silent and invisible to the naked eye, they're on everything we touch, eat, breathe -- on every single inch of our skin. And despite the remarkable advances of science, germs are challenging medicine in ways that were unimaginable just a decade ago. Due to an explosion of infections never before reported in modern history and a new germ horror story surfacing every week, it's no small wonder that we're frightened -- and that antibacterial soaps are a billion-dollar business. Now, renowned microbiologist Philip Tierno cuts through the media hype with the compulsively readable Secret Life Of Germs, revealing exactly where the greatest threats may be hiding. The Secret Life Of Germs provides an inside view of this fascinating and elegantly ordered microscopic world -- from the common cold, E. coli, and Lyme disease to encephalitis, mad cow disease, and anthrax. It takes readers on a historical survey of the culprits of disease and explores the effect that they -- and the scientists who study them -- have had on our world. Rising above the common scare-tactic techniques used by many authors, Dr. Tierno's message is an optimistic one. Recognizing that humans are more often than not the main spreaders of disease, he offers numerous protective response strategies -- health and hygiene tips for inside and outside the home, advice on food safety, and pointers on human contact -- to stop the transmittal. Filled with practical and enlightening information, The Secret Life Of Germs is an engaging book that will keep readers mesmerized while helping them stay healthy.
Bajinn
Do you remember your mother and your teachers always getting after you to wash your hands? And sometimes a little voice inside of you said, "My hands already look clean." And you didn't bother to wash them?
You might not think it worthwhile to read a book that nags you on this very same subject, especially if you are a physician or hospital care worker. But, as this author points out, hospital-acquired infections are among the biggest public health threats in America and they're on the rise. The often drug-resistant germs kill more than twice as many people as traffic accidents (in fact, these infections kill more people per year than all accidental deaths including car crashes, fires, burns, falls, etc.) and cost an estimated $4.5 billion a year.
Those are astonishing statistics--something to be expected from a medieval pest hole, not a modern hospital.
Just yesterday (10/25/2002), the government issued guidelines urging doctors and nurses to abandon the ritual of washing their hands with soap and water between patients, and instead rub on fast-drying alcohol gels to kill more germs. The author of "The Secret Life of Germs" also favors germicides over simple soap and water. He's done his research and does not feel that germs will develop resistance to these products, because they do not kill selectively like antibiotics do.
Be sure to read the section on "The (Not So) Sweet Smell of Human Flora." You might be surprised by some of the causes of chronic bad breath---and the remedies (chew a wad a parsley or celery seed after eating garlic).
In fact this book recommends protective response strategies for almost all of those times when you might find yourself in a germ-laden environment. After hospitals, public restrooms are the scariest (yes, your mother was right about them, too). The author recommends specific techniques for washing your hands before and after using public facilities. Unfortunately, another one of his protective response strategies--close the lid of the seat before flushing--can't be implemented in a restroom stall, because there are no lids. This is a problem because "flushing the toilet can send small drops of aerosolized fecal matter as far as twenty feet into the air."
The least you can do is close the lid at home, especially if your toothbrush happens to be stored in the open, less than twenty feet away from your toilet.
The sections on pets, fast food, municipal water supplies and leftovers are also grim. Did you know that the bacterium 'Listeria monocytogenes,' the cause of listeriosis food poisoning, resists freezing and actually thrives at normal refrigeration temperatures? The author has a list of nineteen protective response strategies for eating and drinking. You really should check them out, especially if you are fond of fast foods, are giving or attending a party where food is served buffet-style, or are immuno-suppressed.
"The Secret Life of Germs" is not a fun book, but it is essential reading for those of us who are concerned about our health or the health of others (Saddam Hussein is actually practicing good hygiene when he makes people scrub up before shaking hands with him).
Samutilar
The vendor that I purchased the book from was great. The book is a little dry.
Biaemi
This is not meant to be a die hard text/lab book. I'm taking micro bio right now, and this book easily goes over half of a thousand page text book in 2 or 3 hundred pages. It's easy to read, and easy to study from. It really helps with the theory and the origins of micro organisms. It does not feel like a text book when you read it. I'm naturally an artist, so anything scientific is naturally going to be difficult for me. This books isn't. I actually enjoy reading it.
GYBYXOH
Great book. If you're into biology and micro organisms
Kesalard
good
Drelajurus
I loved it. Dr. Tierno presents his information in easy to handle language that provides the deep reasoning needed to understand what he is presenting. His book gives information to show not only what is going on with microorganisms, but why and importantly, how to avoid the ill affects.
I considered the book so good that I bought a second copy to lend to people.
Rare
Everyone should read this book!
If you are worrying about taking Microbiology, read this book first. It explains Microbiology in understandable terms and also makes this subject quite interesting. When you finally take mirco, you will be ahead of the class
The secret life of germs observations and lessons from a microbe hunter ebook
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Philip M. Tierno Jr. Ph.D.
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