Less than 100 years…

/Less than 100 years…

It is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them… There is the danger that the ignorant man may easily underdose himself and by exposing his microbes to non-lethal quantities of the drug make them resistant.

–Alexander Fleming, the father of antibiotics, predicting our post-antibiotic future.

2015-05-02T21:48:40+00:00 28th November, 2013|Tags: health, medicine, tech|Comments Off on Less than 100 years…