Two reports in the scientific literature (Annals of Internal 5 Medicine, Sept. 1993, and Reports from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science March 1994 ) bring attention to the possibility that microbial strains are evolving that are resistant to all presently known antibiotics. Dr. Alexander Tomasz of Rockefeller University warned that many common bacteria are evolving resistance to more and more antibiotics. As a result, we are facing “nothing short of a medical disaster”, he said.
This movement towards multiple resistant bacteria will continue as long as antibiotics are used in an indiscriminate and mindless way in general medical practice. Also the widespread use of antibiotics in farm animals leaves behind antibiotic resistant bugs in milk and meat.
Before antibiotics came on the scene in the early 1900’s, homeopathic physicians were successfully treating epidemic diseases.
Prevention of infections through strengthening the immune system will hopefully be recognized as the best solutionto this dilemma.