Clinical uses of microorganisms and their Products
Journal/Book: The American Journal of Medicine. 1979; 67:
Abstract: Although antibiotics and conventional vaccines are the two most familiar examples of man's exploitation of microorganisms as clinical allies, microorganisms and their products are assuming an increas-ingly prominent role in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human diseases. This report attempts to give a brief overview of the status of the use of microorganisms in clinical medicine and to identify potentially fertile areas for future progress in their clinical application, concentrating an areas other than the already extensively reviewed ones of antibiotics and classic immunization.