1915 Bacteriophage

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Frederick Twort, Félix d’Herelle virology


Phage therapy

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Phage therapy was largely replaced by antibiotics except in Russia and Georgia. Now that more is known about bacteriophages, and because phages are bacterium-specific and can penetrate defensive biofilms, there is more interest in phage and phage-enzyme therapies in the West.

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