Author(s): Anne Rooney
Many dangerous diseases are carried by bacteria - tiny organisms that can get into the body and multiply inside it. Antibiotics are medicines that kill bacteria. They can be used to cure many diseases that were deadly in the past. This book tells the story of how antibiotics were discovered, and how they have transformed the treatment of disease.
Anne Rooney studied English at Cambridge University. She has written more than 150 books for children and adults, including several on the history of science and medicine.