Why Antibiotic Stewardship is Crucial

In 1928, Alexander Fleming, professor of bacteriology at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, discovered the first true antibiotic – penicillin. Prior to his discovery that penicillin could kill harmful strains of bacteria such as streptococcus and  meningococcus, doctors would try all sorts of sometimes harmful strategies to heal infections. These included: Bloodletting: Doctors would use…

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