As we head into the Memorial Day weekend here in the US, thoughts of picnics, touch football, and playing with our children naturally follow.

And so should worries about microorganisms.

Through this educational Lego animation film, you can learn the history of microbiology in an engaging and witty fashion. The segment on rabies is especially charming.

Have a nice three-day weekend. Next week, the Scholarly Kitchen may have a slightly odd publishing schedule since we’ll mostly be at the SSP’s Annual Meeting.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.

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1 Thought on "Great Microbiologists: Remember Them This Weekend"

I love Lego and I love brickfilm, and it’s always great to hear actors voices speak Dutch and French with English subtitles — but, frankly, the way they present the history of microbiology is just below the mark. We really don’t need more bad science historiography, even if it’s fur the fun of it.

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