Season 3, Episode 11 The Overworked Miracle

First Aired: March 21, 1976

The decreasing effectiveness of antibiotics as disease-fighters. Scientists interviewed say an overrealiance on antibiotics has led presently controlled germs to develop drug-resistant strains. Included: footage of a 1972 typhoid epidemic in Mexico, where a common antibiotic proved ineffective and some 14,000 lives were lost.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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