Reflections on bacterial pestilence in pre-antibiotic era.
Displayed at Harvard University Art Museums
"But it must be said that we have failed in controlling antimicrobial resistance whenever a physician has to make a choice between a safe drug that might not work and a dangerous but effective one." (page 38-39).
A thoroughly enjoyable book on the history of antimicrobials. A big thanks to Thea for recommending!
The full title of the blog is: "Microbial Menagerie, Exploring the Microbial World Around Us." Recent posts discucss Helicobacter pylori, microbes found in indoor environements, and the microbiology of sourdough!
Also see the latest post on plasmid-mediated colistin resistance.
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