Miracles of Medicine
Antibiotics, the potent medicines that fight bacterial infections, can save lives. We take these "miracle" substances for granted, but they've truly transformed medicine as this accessible guide relates. The major discoveries of bacteria destroyers, including penicillin, are highlighted as well as their impact. Each impressive chapter explains the most important aspects of antibiotics, including their variety, how they're given, their side effects, and their limitations. Also addressed, ripped from the headlines, is the current controversy surrounding vaccines. Information about antibiotic resistance, misuse, superbugs, and the future of antibiotics will make readers feel like medical professionals!