Stalin's Forgotten Cure

@article{Stone2002StalinsFC,
  title={Stalin's Forgotten Cure},
  author={Richard A. Stone},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={298},
  pages={728 - 731}
}
  • R. Stone
  • Published 25 October 2002
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
TBILISI-- Bacteriophage therapy, pioneered in Stalin-era Russia, is attracting renewed attention in the West as a potential weapon against drug-resistant bugs and hard-to-treat infections. Phages--viruses that infect bacteria--could soon find a role as a treatment for burns, diabetic ulcers, and other open wounds, although experts concur that these viral breeds are unlikely to knock antibiotics off their pedestal for most infections. 

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