H. J. L. M.
The marvellous adaptability of living creatures has long excited the awe and wonder of the natural philosopher; recently it has stirred less reverent thoughts in the minds of modern therapists.
A few years ago in these columns attention was drawn to the appearance of bacterial resistance.1 Since that time we have encountered numerous variations on the resistance theme, and, what is more significant, we have learned that "resistance" is only the bottom rung of bacterial evasion. The disturbing situation has been excellently reviewed by Garrod in a recent lecture and published article.2
Since Ehrlich led the way it has been
M. HJL. BACTERIAL VERSATILITY. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:196–202. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-196
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