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CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER FOR ENGLAND DAME SALLY DAVIES ON THE URGENT NEED FOR NEW ANTIBIOTICS — Oxford Today

Oxford’s Women of Achievement lecture series welcomed Chief Medical Officer for England, Dame Sally Davies as its inaugural speaker this week. Dame Sally’s speech was in itself a lesson in how to be a confident ‘woman of achievement’. Dry and irreverent, brisk and breezy in a wonderfully English way, she recounted how she fought every step of the way to build her stellar career

Germs, which Davies head-mistressishly described as ‘nasty little sausages’, are increasingly resistant to our overprescribed arsenal of antibiotics. Because ‘antibiotics underpin modern medicine,’ said Davies, ‘modern medicine will really be at an end’ soon.

Here I am with Dame Davies after her talk!

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