Are we approaching the end of the antibiotic era? Editorial overview Robert EW Hancock* and David Knowles Addresses *Centre for Microbial Diseases Research and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada ~Ladywell House, Boroughbridge, York, YO51 9EB, UK Current Opinion in Microbiology 1998, 1:493-494 http://biomednet.com/elecref/1369527400100493 :c: Current Biology Ltd ISSN 1369-5274 Just m e r a half a century ago a major international effort, stimulatcd by the on going second world war, rcsultcd in the introduction of penicillin into medical practicc. This, together with thc earlier sulphonamides, ushered in the 'antibiotic cra'. No longer were bacterial infections the scourge of the military personnel (and of civilians). Physicians finally had weapons to direct against bacterial causes of Iifc threatening infections. Wc can cstimate the impact of antil)iotics on Western society because lifc expectant'! increased by about cight years betxveen 1944 and 1972. No other single treatment has had such an impact ( i n hnnlan mcdicinc. T h e txvo decades foll<)vÂ¢ing the intr rx years of antibiotic disc<)vcr3q as one aftcr anothcr ncxx antibiotic classcs wcrc introduced and found a place in our pharmacopoeia. T h e s e ncxx and
Current Opinion in Microbiology – Elsevier
Published: Oct 1, 1998
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera