Books: Sugar-Coated Science

HUNGER FIGHTERS—Paul de Kruif*—Harcourt Brace ($3.50).

In the monotonous scientific pursuits of Microbe Hunters Paul de Kruif found sensationalism enough to titivate a large public—he demonstrated fascination in the perverse antics of microbes, drama in the stolid heroism of hunters. More of the same, Hunger Fighters is a trustworthy though ebullient account of certain other men of science, unappreciated breeders of sturdy grain, students of cattle diseases, discoverers of fashionable vitamins. If the author coyly attributes an exasperated scientist with a few cusswords, or jazzes his pages with other self-conscious slang, it is but in his honest endeavor to educate a sugar-coated...

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