Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2016 Sep 30; 8(3):3-4 DOI: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2016/Vol8).003.01

Antibiotics: friend or foe?

Molinero A1
1. Vicepresidenta de SEFAC
Molinero A. Antibióticos: ¿enemigos o aliados?. Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2016 Sep 30; 8 (3): 3-4 DOI: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2016/Vol8).003.01
Abstract : 

In 1920, Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered a substance that could attack certain bacteria. Years later, it was observed that colonies of the common bacteria Staphylococcus aureus were wiped out by a mold that had grown in the same Petri dish, determining that this mold (Penicillium) creates a substances, which was named as Penicillin, which could dissolve bacteria. The results were published in 1929 [1] and it was first used in clinical practice in the '40s. The appearance of Penicillin gave rise to the era of antibiotics.

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