Antibiotic treatment and susceptibility testing.

  title={Antibiotic treatment and susceptibility testing.},
  author={Jonathan R. Kerr},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={58 8},
T he concept of attacking invading microorganisms without harming the host was first introduced by Paul Ehrlich. In 1910 he discovered ‘‘salvarsan’’, which he announced as a magic bullet for the treatment of syphilis. Penicillin, produced by the fungus, Penicillium notatum, was first discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928, purified by Florey and Chain in… CONTINUE READING