Antimicrobial (antibiotic) resistance

The control of infectious disease in the 20th century was very largely due to public health measures, such as vaccination programmes in the population, and to the use of antibiotics in the individual. In the past, lobar pneumonia was a major killer of otherwise healthy you adults; and the progression of this illness was often inexorable, unless with a rising temperature and rising delirium, the patient came to a ‘crisis’ with a sudden, marked improvement—the ‘crisis’ had passed. I have …

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