How we can win the war against antibiotic resistance
In 1945, Sir Alexander Fleming received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of penicillin. In Sir Alexander’s acceptance remarks, he spoke of the responsibility that accompanied that discovery, namely that antibiotics – despite their power to facilitate medical procedures otherwise difficult to perform without great risk of infection – could eventually cause dangerous problems. He was concerned about the possibility that over time, bacteria could become resistant to those powerful antibiotics, causing ever more lethal infections.
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