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The Forgotten Cure: The Past and Future of Phage Therapy

The Forgotten Cure: The Past and Future of Phage Therapy (Paperback)

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Before the arrival of penicillin in the 1940s, phage therapy was one of the few weapons doctors had against bacterial infections. It saved the life of Hollywood legend Tom Mix before being abandoned by Western science. Now, researchers and physicians are rediscovering the treatment, which pits phage viruses against their natural bacterial hosts, as a potential weapon against antibiotic-resistant infections.The Forgotten Cure traces the story of phages from Paris, where they were discovered in 1917; to Tbilisi, Georgia, where one of phage therapy's earliest proponents died at the hands of Stalin; to the Nobel podium, where prominent scientists have been recognized for breakthroughs stemming from phage research. Today, a crop of biotech startups and dedicated physicians is racing to win regulatory approval for phage therapy before superbugs exhaust the last drug in the medical arsenal. Will they clear the hurdles in time?

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineDiseases & disordersImmunologyMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePathologyMedical microbiology & virologyMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesMedical equipment & techniquesMedical laboratory testing & techniques Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Publication Date: 03/03/2014 ISBN-13: 9781489986818  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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