Antibiotics


Testing the evolution of resistance by experiment

When the first antibiotics became available 70 years ago, they were often described as miracles of human ingenuity, rather like plastics or bright permanent dyes, which were discovered at roughly the same time. Packaged in vials or pills, they seemed…



Clinical Lab

When Medicine Reverses Itself

After medicines quelled the pain, his mother and I talked about ear infections, how long they linger, what to watch for and what to do: anti-inflammatory medicine, ear drops for pain and a recheck in two days.