Book — 1 online resource (xii, 230 pages) : illustrations Digital: text file; PDF.
Chapter 1 Peregrinations of Youth
Chapter 2 Fermentations: Guatemala and Mexico
Chapter 3 Epizootics: Locusts in Argentina and Algeria
Chapter 4 Bacteriophage Discovered
Chapter 5 Reaction and Controversy
Chapter 6 The Nature of Phage: Microbe or Enzyme?
Chapter 7 The Origin of Life: Colloids and Protobes
Chapter 8 The Hope of Phage Therapy
Chapter 9 Fighting Cholera and Plague in India
Chapter 10 Bacterial Mutations and Phage Research at Yale
Chapter 11 To Tiflis and Back
Chapter 12 Reflections and Legacies
Appendix "On an Invisible Microbe Antagonistic to the Dysentery Bacillus" ("Sur un microbe invisible antagoniste des bacilles dysenteriques") by Felix d'Herelle (1917)
A self-taught scientist determined to bring science out of the laboratory and into the practical arena, French-Canadian Felix d'Herelle (1873-1949) made history in two different fields of biology. Not only was he first to demonstrate the use and application of bacteria for biological control of insect pests, he also became a seminal figure in the history of molecular biology. This engaging book is the first full biography of d'Herelle, a complex figure who emulated Louis Pasteur and influenced the course of twentieth-century biology, yet remained a controversial outsider to the scientific community. Drawing on family papers, archival sources, interviews, and d'Herelle's published and unpublished writings, Dr. William C. Summers tells the fascinating story of the scientist's life and the work that took him around the globe.