Rising Plague: The Global Threat from Antibiotics-Resistant Bacteria

In Rising Plague, Brad Spellberg sets out to accomplish two goals: to show us how urgent the problem of antibiotic resistance has become, and to offer specific policy proposals for stimulating the discovery and development of new antibiotics. Dr. Spellberg makes it clear at the outset that we can never expect to rid the world of parasitic pathogens; we can only try to control the damage they inflict on us by devising new ways to defend ourselves.

Published in: American Journal of Bioethics
2010 Volume 10, Number 11 Pages 39-41