Bald’s Leechbook: Going (pre) medieval on superbug

In a previous musing I looked at medieval Medicine and common theories of illness and cure at the time. Medieval Medicine has a reputation for being backward in contrast to the enlightened Renaissance. This is the story of a pre-medieval medicine and a modern day ‘superbug’.

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was first identified in Britain in 1961…

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