The discovery of penicillin, one of the world’s first antibiotics, marks a true turning point in human history — when doctors finally had a tool that could completely cure their patients of deadly infectious diseases. Many school children can recite…
By Dr. Howard Markel
A dangerous bacterial infection that's resistant to standard antibiotics now kills more Americans each year than HIV/AIDS, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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