Preventing a pre-antibiotic future
This article was originally published in Scrip
So what do Alexander the Great, George Washington, Lewis Carroll, Tallulah Bankhead, John Keats, Eleanor Roosevelt, DH Lawrence, Geronimo, Emily Bronte and Karl Marx have in common? They all died from infectious diseases that discoveries in the 20th century were able to treat. It is clear that infectious diseases are no respecters of privilege or genius and have the potential for cutting anyone down in their prime.