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Magic Bullets, Lost Horizons: The Rise and Fall of Antibiotics

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 19 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:176
  1. Pentti Huovinen, physician in chief
  1. Antimicrobial Research Laboratory, National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland

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    Sebastian G B Amyes

    Taylor and Francis, £40, pp 272

    ISBN 0 415 27203 3

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    The bacterial world is a hidden and quiet one. Although people are full of bacteria, they do not get any impression of what is happening inside without the help of microbiologists. So all the better to listen to them. One of the biggest threats in modern medicine is bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents. Although this is a topical subject, there are only a handful of books on …

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