Discovery of the Germ
Believe it or not, I started reading “The Discovery of the Germ” while weeding out books last Fall, a month or two before the world was thrust into the coronavirus pandemic. It was interesting to learn the gruesome details of this appallingly clumsy discovery that took several hundred years to figure out starting around the 1500's. Germs, how they worked and what they caused, were not fully understood until a twenty year period between 1880 to 1900. Future generations will likely look back on our ineptnesses during this moment in history with the same jaw dropping appall.