Scheduling Notice:

The Library will be closed on Friday, April 19 and on Sunday, April 21 for Easter holiday. Lawson McGhee Library will be closed on Monday, April 22 for construction. 

Antibiotic resistant supergerms

This Brown Bag, Green Book is a little different. Instead of a book, the discussion is based on a New Yorker article “Superbugs” by Jerome Groopman. Dr. Martha Buchanan, Director of Knox County Health Department, led the discussion. (Recorded October 20, 2010)

For a long-form treatment of antibiotic resistant superbugs, check out Superbug by Maryn McKenna. The focus of this book is the pathogen known as MRSA: methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus.

See also the Frontline documentary below.