idea about antibiotics

Olli Niemitalo oniemita at
Mon Feb 21 02:30:17 EST 2000

I'm a complete amateur in this field, but got an idea i find 
"brilliant" (huh?)...

Why are antibiotics given only one sort at a time? If you gave say two
different sorts of antibiotics at a time, the probablility for a microbe
to develop resistence would be in my thoughs be nearly to 2nd power 
-> extremely small! Why did they never think about this, or am i being 
the stupid here?


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