Albert Alexander, Maddux, Eighteen Years discussed on TED Radio Hour

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Up researchers working on in experimental new trot which was capable of coming back here it can discovered purely by accident a couple of years earlier going was made from a type of mold but the researchers didn't know if a drug was safe and have to use i mean human being it it never been tested and by chance they found out about albert alexander and they figure this person is going to die anyway and so why not try with his drug and the differences drug the first day already starts looking a little better as appetite returns secondary he looks a whole lot better they three even better day forming much better fifty it looks like the manly actually live and then they try not a pederson than kind of chilling the very first antibiotics we were not a pena so um and that much he died well but you have to remember this was such a remarkable experimented even worked out because somehow those drug worked in the spring shouldn't and opened up this and died hero of medicine everything that we know is mother medicine pretty goes back to that particular dak win out but that would sounded live to because offensively and that was the start of the antibiotics revolution the fact that you could keep and infection it be from the ball beat meant that you could not the from surgeries you could perform long so trees and because of that you could have concerts months you could have the route can out all of these will meet possible by the fact that we have mountain buyout to keep track met on a patiently a miracle trotted i mean arguably the one of the most effective impart medical advancements in human history so usually and the maddux completely transform team in my stands overnight but the antibiotics revolution is starting to unravel according to the center's for disease control twice as many americans now die each year from infections that can't be cured with antibiotics than from ha the eight and that problem is getting worse in fact even as recently as say fifty you know eighteen years.

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