Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future | Medium

Skip to about half way through the article where McKenna [1] discusses how many things we do in medicine depend on antibiotics (transplantation, cancer treatment, ICU care, surgery, safe childbirth, etc) and what the post-antibiotic era will mean for those therapies [2]. That is the truly scary and difficult to convey aspect our current antibiotic situation.


  1. Maryn McKenna is journalist who wrote ‘Superbug’ (an excellent read) and has become a tremendous voice for responsible antibiotic use.  ↩

  2. McKenna also recently wrote a shorter, more focused piece on Wired about the impact of ineffective antibiotics on the practice of medicine.  ↩

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