Abuse of antibiotics takes us one big circle to square one

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BY SADEQUR RAHMAN

The story of the discovery of penicillin is enchanting.  An overworked microbiologist goes on holiday, opens plates with bacteria growing on them, a spore (or seed) landing on the plates and then the observation on return from the holiday that the mould growing from the spore could kill bacteria.

The purification and trial of penicillin produced by the mould did not happen until many years later but the discovery of the first antibiotic marked