Describing the life of different people who participated in bacteriology's development is not a waste of effort. Many lessons can be learned from this book. You can discover the lives not only of famous personalities such as Louis Pasteur and Rober Koch, but also of less well-known names such as Louis Hughes and Henri Toussaint. Today, names such as lancefield, Petri, Escherich, and Proskauer may remind you of quotidian laboratory terms. Most of all, you can follow the birth and evolution of the fundamental concepts of bacteriology, such as spontaneous generation, transformation, "do-it-all microbes," and antibiotics. May you find what you're looking for in this book, at whatever level of depth is required.