STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT What's the greatest invention?
Quick: What's the greatest invention/discovery ever? Fire? The wheel? Tools? Indoor plumbing? Air conditioning?
My vote might go to antibiotics. It's difficult to overstate how much they've improved ... Posted on 8/3/12 at 8:14 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The possible role of the veterinary use of antibiotics in the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of pathogens that have the potential to cause serious human illness has generated considerable attention in recent years.
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer
, February 13, 2012
The mystery started the day farmer Russ Kremer got between a jealous boar and a sow in heat.
The boar gored Kremer in the knee with a razor-sharp tusk. The burly pig farmer shrugged it off, figuring: “You pour the blood out of your boot and go on.”
But Kremer’s red-hot leg ballooned to double its size. A strep infection spread, threatening his life and baffling doctors. Two months of multiple antibiotics did virtually nothing.
By Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press
, December 29, 2009
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