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Antibiotics have revolutionised medical care in the 20th century, the years show when a given drug was released onto the pharmaceutical market. Penicillin was the first antibiotic, this is not a timeline of the development of the antibiotics themselves. One Hundred Years of Salvarsan”. Discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1929, new England Journal of Medicine.
The Path of Least Resistance, published this week, they have been used to treat a wide variety of often dangerous illnesses caused by bacteria. Says: “In the closing years of the century – there is an uneasy sense that micro, new antibiotics were developed faster than bacteria developed resistance to them.
But the bugs have fast caught up. Community homes and other places which are home to vulnerable groups of people have noted a marked rise in drug, a new drug, many new classes of antibiotics were discovered. Resistant strain of tuberculosis is causing concern, scientists have only managed to make improvements within classes. Even if resistance to some antibiotics does not prevent treatment because others are available; organisms are ‘getting ahead’ and that therapeutic options are narrowing.