People Are Not Petri Dishes -- A New Study Shows Why Antibiotics Fail

I saw one such patient early in my practice, paralyzed for the rest of his life because a surgeon treated a Staph blood stream infection with Erythromycin, based a report that said “S,” or susceptible. He, like most physicians, didn’t know that what works in the test tube (in vitro) may not work in people (in vivo).