Bacteriophages were tried clinically earlier in this century, but didn't
work well clinically, possibly because they are not absorbed from the gut
and are very antigenic, if injected. They would also be quickly cleared
from the blood. Sinclair Lewis, IIRC, wrote about them in his novel
"Arrowsmith," about a Dr. Arrowsmith who tries them.
On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Werner wrote:
> Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 00:00:25 +0100
> From: Werner <werner.vdc at village.uunet.be>
> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
> Subject: Bacteriophage info
>> Has anyone heard of the use of specific bacteriophages to treat patients
> infected with antibiotic resistant strains of mycobacterium tuberculosum,
> MRSA, pseudomonas aeroginosa.....?
>> Any info would be greatly appreciated.
>> Werner Van der Cruyssen.
>>werner.vdc at village.uunet.be>>>>>