by Read Listen Learn · Science · Intermediate

This short article gives us a brief history of antibiotics from the days when people ate spiders’ webs for their antibiotic qualities to the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in the months before the Second World War. What’s sure is that antibiotics have changed modern medicine and made the world a much safer place. But it is also certain that many diseases can now escape the effects of this wonder drug (530 words).

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