"An old remedy kills a modern "superbug"?" Topic
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| Saginaw ||31 Mar 2015 7:33 a.m. PST|
Apparently so, and it comes from the Anglo-Saxons:
This news immediately reminded me of the line from H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds:
"…it was found that they were killed by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unprepared. . . slain, after all man's defenses had failed, by the humblest thing that God in His wisdom put upon this earth."
| John the OFM ||31 Mar 2015 7:56 a.m. PST|
"…, the preparation turned into a kind of loathsome, odorous slime…"
Now, that's something you don't read every day in too many chemistry journals.
| enfant perdus ||31 Mar 2015 10:13 a.m. PST|
She unblinded me with science!
The Anglo-Saxons were pretty good at killing all sorts of things. This should surprise nobody.
| Editor in Chief Bill ||31 Mar 2015 10:31 a.m. PST|
Got some bullocks gall and cropleek handy?
|Winston Smith ||31 Mar 2015 4:01 p.m. PST|
|Gunfreak ||31 Mar 2015 4:04 p.m. PST|
I can kill superbugs too, give me a close to 100% solution of clorine, and I'll kill most things from superbugs to redwoods.
|Martin from Canada||31 Mar 2015 5:11 p.m. PST|
|Gunfreak ||01 Apr 2015 2:55 p.m. PST|
I think a vat of concentrated clorine or sulphyric acid is much better then a hand gun. Even a big bullet only hits a few thousand or million bacteria. With a big enough vat or swimming pool i can kill septillions of bacteria in one go
| Bowman ||01 Apr 2015 6:01 p.m. PST|
Killing bugs is actually easy.
Killing pathogens without selecting mutations, harming the host or his/her normal flora……..not so much.