History of Antibiotic
November 2 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDTFree
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ANTIBIOTIC ERA
by Robert A. Hendrix, MD
We will begin by examining what in the scientific milieu led to the discovery of the first antibiotic. We will consider the transition from Paul Ehrlich and the organically bound Arsenic Compound 606 to the emergence of “natural antibiotics” beginning with Fleming and Penicillin. We will walk through the major advances chronologically, with attention to diseases that became treatable, as well as the mechanism of bacteriostatic or bactericidal action on microbes.
Finally, we will discuss the possible END of the ANTIBIOTIC ERA with the widespread emergence off drug resistance as well as destruction of potential sources of new drugs such as reckless clearing of rain forests as ecological and bio-molecular reservoirs.
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