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Antibiotic resistance: five minutes with . . . Paul McNeive

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 13 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2189
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The Irish fiction writer explains his unlikely collaboration with England’s chief medical officer

“I suffered bad burns in a car accident in 1982 which culminated in losing both my legs. I was learning to walk on two new prosthetic legs and I picked up cuts, bruises, and blisters which would sometimes get infected.

“About 10 years ago I went to the doctor with a routine looking skin infection. I was prescribed antibiotics, but nothing happened. I went back again and was prescribed a longer course, again nothing happened. I …

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