what is that medical story that started with a moldy cheese?

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what is that medical story that started with a moldy cheese?

Post by talie93 » Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:02 am

what is that medical story that started w/ a moldy cheese sandwich?

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Post by iri_black » Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:55 am

Think antibiotics
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Post by victor » Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:02 am

Think Antibiotics means think about:
-acetaminophen
-ibuprophen
-cuinolon
-amoxycylin
-and their friends (sulpha family)..... :lol:
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Post by canalon » Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:07 pm

victor wrote:Think Antibiotics means think about:
-acetaminophen
-ibuprophen


they are not antibiotics. Acetaminophen is just a pain?fever killer. Ibuprofen is a non steroidic antiinflammatory.

victor wrote:-cuinolon
-amoxycylin
-and their friends (sulpha family)..... :lol:


Quinolons are a family of antibiotics, while amoxycillin is a member of the "penicillin/beta lactam" family.
And Fleming, Florey and Chain had no moldy cheese sandwich but old moldy media plates to grow their bacterial culture...
More on this here
But I think the moldy cheese sandwich could have made a good stat for the history 8)

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