Medieval Medicine-Magic Massacres MRSA Super-Bug!


What do Physicians do who are attempting to attack a super-bug? They do something unthinkable; they contact and English professor.

At a loss for a means to thwart the bane of hospitals everywhere, MRSA, doctors contacted Christina Lee, an expert on Anglo-Saxon society from the School of English at the University of Nottingham. Lee intern contacted microbiologist Freya Harrison. “We recreated the recipe as faithfully as we could.” said  Harrison. The mix included garlic, wine, and the bile of a cow cooked in a brass pot.

The bizarre mix surprisingly killed 90% of the bacteria in test-subjects. The methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a highly resistant strain of bacteria and is a very difficult infection to treat.

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