By Dr Mark L. Nelson Spring 2002
Less than a hundred years ago, if you developed a microbial infection your immune system couldnt handle, you died.Then came the wonder drugs, antibiotics capable of fighting the infections for you. But times have changed. Now, because of antibiotics, their use and misuse, the rise of the Superbugs is upon us, threatening our once potent arsenal of antibiotics, rendering them useless and impotent against a variety of re-emerging microbes. Now the only wonder comes from your physician, whether an antibiotic prescribed works at all.