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Miracle Cure: The Story of Penicillin and the Golden Age of Antibiotics
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Miracle Cure: The Story of Penicillin and the Golden Age of Antibiotics (Hardback)

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In this non-specialist account of the discovery of penicillin, streptomycin and other antibiotics, Milton Wainwright draws together historical facts about the pioneers of some six thousand antibiotics which have been described to date. He discusses the antecedents of antibiotics, providing evidence to show that moulds have been used in folk medicine since antiquity to treat infections. A description of the even more bizarre use of live maggots to treat bacterial infections shows the desperate measures to which doctors had to resort before the advent of antibiotics. The book concludes with a section on recent developments in antibiotic research, including their use in the treatment of cancer and viral infections such as AIDS.

Health & WellbeingMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePharmacologyMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicineMedical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesPharmacy / dispensingScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesMicrobiology non-medicalScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesHistory of science Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 22/03/1990 ISBN-13: 9780631164920  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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