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Superbugs and Superdrugs: A history of MRSA
(Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2008-05)
Because of its unique adaptability and resistance to many antibacterial drugs and antiseptics, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a nosocomial menace of the present day. It has invaded medical and surgical ...
Post Penicillin Antibiotics: From acceptance to resistance?
(Wellcome Trust, 2000)
The introduction of penicillin during the Second World War led to a revolution in both drug development and therapeutics. Several important themes emerged during the course of the meeting – the discovery of the antimicrobial ...