Irish contributions to the origins of antibiotics

  title={Irish contributions to the origins of antibiotics},
  author={W. Kingston},
  journal={Irish Journal of Medical Science},
  • W. Kingston
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Irish Journal of Medical Science
AbstractBackgroundPasteur commented that if we could intervene in the antagonism observed between some bacteria, it would offer ‘perhaps the greatest hopes for therapeutics.’ Some Irish scientists were crucially involved in the eventual realization of these hopes. ResearchThe earliest of these was John Tyndall, whose 1881 book, ‘Floating matter in the air in relation to putrefaction and infection,’ brought about general acceptance of Pasteur’s germ theory. Sir Almroth Wright, a TCD graduate… Expand
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