Rise of the Superbugs by journeyman
The human race has always been at war with bacteria, but the development of antibiotics in the 1930s and ’40s gave us the upper hand over the bugs that were killing us. Suddenly we were superhuman. Prior to that, bacterial meningitis had 100% mortality, pneumonia 30% mortality and appendicitis 100% mortality, unless you had surgery.
Antibiotics allowed us to do things that no one could’ve dreamed of doing historically. They’ve allowed us to transplant organs, to undergo chemotherapy, to receive therapy in intensive K-units when we are critically ill. Without antibiotics none of those advances in human medicine would be possible. | Watch Free Documentary Online