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Egyptian Papyrus

The Eber’s papyrus, which dates back from about 1550 B.C., is the oldest preserved medical document.  It contains a list of formulas and remedies to cure illnesses and afflictions ranging from pains to cancer11.


Historical Bacterial Disease Outbreaks

Past civilizations were constantly confronted with fatal infectious diseases, some in catastrophic proportions. Examples of bacterial diseases that have wreaked havoc to humanity are: Black death or plague, cholera and syphilis.  If antimicrobials had been available, mankind’s history would have been altogether different.