Antibiotics: from prehistory to the present day
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy March 2016 V.71 N.3 P.572-575
Newcastle Public Health Laboratory, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN, UK
Antimicrobials have been in use for many thousands of years in a variety of formats.
In this article, I trace how we have moved from ingenious use of agents available in the environment to chemically engineered agents….