The Last Antibiotics â€“ Late Lessons from Early Warnings 8:8| 28mins
Director: Jakob Gottschau | Producer: Jakob Gottschau
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: Denmark
Perhaps the most ground-breaking discovery in the history of medicine was the development of penicillin, a substance that, upon its discovery, was called a true miracle. Finally, a drug had been found which could cure people of the most dreaded infections. And although several pathogenic bacteria became resistant to penicillin, new types of antibiotics were found to suppress these illnesses. However, due to abuse and an over-consumption of penicillin, many pathogenic bacteria soon outwitted the miracle drug. Resistant bacteria are gaining ground, and in the meantime, the development of new medicines has practically come to a halt.