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The Perfect Predator

A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir
Durée : 11 h et 31 min
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Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, were vacationing in Egypt when Tom came down with a stomach bug. What at first seemed like a case of food poisoning quickly turned critical, and by the time Tom had been transferred via emergency medevac to the world-class medical center at UC San Diego, where both he and Steffanie worked, blood work revealed why modern medicine was failing: Tom was fighting one of the most dangerous antibiotic- resistant bacteria in the world.

Frantic, Steffanie combed through research old and new and came across phage therapy: the idea that the right virus, aka "the perfect predator," can kill even the most lethal bacteria. Phage treatment had fallen out of favor almost 100 years ago, after antibiotic use went mainstream. Now, with time running out, Steffanie appealed to phage researchers all over the world for help. She found allies at the FDA, researchers from Texas A&M, and a clandestine Navy biomedical center - and together they resurrected a forgotten cure.

A nail-biting medical mystery, The Perfect Predator is a story of love and survival against all odds, and the (re)discovery of a powerful new weapon in the global superbug crisis. 

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©2019 Steffanie Strathdee, Thomas Paterson, and Teresa Barker (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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  • Anne O
  • 06/05/2019

Bio-thriller!

Bio-thriller! Brilliant, female voice excellent. Passion for science, devotion to her husband, and the race against time. true scientific cooperation saved him.

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  • Logan Voegtly
  • 09/04/2019

Pushing Science Forward!

A must read, especially for those in the medical field. This is an amazing story of one woman who assembled a team of brave doctors and researchers to push forward the boundaries of science to fight a superbug and save her husband. This book is more than just her story, it details a momentous moment in history, where phage therapy is approved by the FDA in America. This is paving the way for phage therapy to become a viable addition to the arsenal in the war against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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  • Lora HV
  • 30/03/2019

such an important story

Thank goodness antibiotics are not the only answer! I enjoyed the story and leaning about phage therapy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28/03/2019

Incredible!

Really really good. As a medical student i enjoyed listening. Most of the story happened in the ICU. Story from the wife perspective. I recommend it!

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  • Tina W.
  • 21/03/2019

Highly Recommended

I highly recommend this book. I didn't want it to end. Excellent! The narrator's were excellent too

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  • me
  • 16/03/2019

Magnificent book

Don't miss this. An inspirational book about love, science and not giving up. A medical thriller with a heart. Through harrowing experiences, goodness arises and the world changes for the better. Congratulations to Stef, Tom, Chip, Connie, Davey and many others for inspiring us. I am so glad to have listened to this book and have recommended it to friends and colleagues.

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  • P. Okie
  • 18/06/2019

Fascinating and scientific

Great writing and narration on unfortunately a non - fiction thriller. Hopefully it will open opportunities for new treatment of super bugs.

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  • fjp800
  • 05/06/2019

A good read!!!

an eye opener in regards bacteria which resists antibiotics! the story is captavating and is a bit hard to grasp the latin words of the bacteria and virus names... educational

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  • Sandi
  • 16/05/2019

Great

I love details, and getting to the bottom of a problem maybe helping others in a medical dead end.

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  • Harry B.
  • 09/05/2019

Powerful Lessons

An engaging story about love, intelligence, drive, perservence, connections, from a wife aided by the human spirit to fight against death through medicine and science. People known and probably those that will never be known who did more than almost could be imagined to bring about a medical and scientific homerun. They saved a life and demonstrated why we need what they did to be advanced to help others.