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Microbe Love

A Universal Host of diseases doesn’t win friends, but it has kept me busy. As a child with a Christmas microscope, I started admiring microbes, including the deadly pathogens. Who could resist the fuzzy Paramecium, whiptail Euglena, and amorphous Amoeba in their little worlds…that would bring me to my knees over the years? It was [...]

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My Time at Vet School

Veterinary school was a concentration camp. There was one suicide every other semester. It was the period of the baby boom, and as the country lunged forward it was buying more dog food that imposed an 'experimental program'. As I recall, it was a lobotomy. We were stuck into an accelerated curriculum of six years [...]

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Your Body is a Planet

Your body is a planet. So where is the ego? 90% of the cells within us are not ours but microbes. Likely in the Amazon the figure is closer to 99%. The rest of the lives in you are seen with a light microscope: the human skin is not a desert but covered with microbes, [...]

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