Paul de Kruif

American microbiologist

1890   -   1971

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Michigan
occupation: microbiologist, writer

Paul Henry de Kruif (, rhyming with "life") (1890–1971) was an American microbiologist and author of Dutch descent. Publishing as Paul de Kruif, he is most noted for his 1926 book, Microbe Hunters. This book was not only a bestseller for a lengthy period after publication, but has remained high on lists of recommended reading for science and has been an inspiration for many aspiring physicians and scientists.
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