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Have antibiotics become less useful?

August 8, 2013
By Jeremie Fish , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Imagine the world in 1928. At that time most bacterial diseases were untreatable, though it had been discovered that some molds could inhibit the growth of bacteria. In that year Sir Alexander Fleming accidently leaves a moldy fruit next to a sample of Staphylococcus Aurora (commonly known as a staph infection). He noticed that the Penicillium notatum mold was destroying a colony of the bacterium.



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