Many dangerous diseases are carried by bacteria - tiny organisms that can get into the body and multiply inside it. Antibiotics are medicines that kill bacteria. They can be used to cure many diseases that were deadly in the past. This book tells the story of how antibiotics were discovered, and how they have transformed the treatment of disease.
This is Book 3 in the You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Series. See all You Wouldn't Want to Live Without books here.
I write short books for short children and longer books for longer people. I've been writing fiction and non-fiction for young people, and non-fiction since the last millennium - luckily, the end of the last millennium and I'm not even nearly 1000 years old. I particularly enjoy reading and writing stories with a bit of a twist and, for older readers, an eleMore about Anne Rooney
John Malam studied ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham, after which he worked as an archaeologist at the Iron Bridge Gorge Museum in Shropshire. He is now an author specialising in information books for children. He lives in Cheshire with his wife, a book designer, and their two children.More about David Antram