Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 15th, 2002
The 40-year-old Detroit-area woman, whose name was not released, was infected with a vancomycin-resistant strain of S. aureus. Numerous antibiotics did not work, and doctors eventually amputated one of her toes.
"From a scientific point of view, it's probably one of the most remarkable and significant events in my lifetime," Dr. Steve Lerner, vice chief of infectious diseases at Detroit Medical Center, told the Detroit Free Press for a November 12, 2002, story.
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