In the following I am publishing the slides of my lecture at Strathclyde University in July 2014 - it is the story of a quiet, dour, chain-smoking Scot who was thrown into the public arena by his discovery of penicillin and became one of the most influential person respected by everyone.
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The following slide shows the History of bacterial diseases - added to this is some timeline of emergence of resistant strain of bacteria.
One such method has been successfully tried . I hope that the new technologies will provide us with a comprehensive array of weapons to fight infectious diseases.