Survival Medicine Hour: Bacterial Infections, Stones, Antibiotics, More

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To better understand current events, it’s useful to know the history behind them.  The same can be said of the developments through time that led humans to learn about bacteria.

Bacteria have played their part in the evolution of the planet for eons. Fossils of microorganisms have been discovered in stone dating more than 400 million years old. Some argue that primitive bacteria existed almost as far back as the very beginning of Earth’s history. For the majority of their time on Earth, they have been the predominant life form and left their mark, good and bad, on every species that came after them.

Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss the history of bacterial infections, human research, and antibiotics in this episode of the Survival  Medicine Hour. Plus, Dr. Alton tell you all you need to know about both kidney and gall bladder stones, two common medical issues that any medic should be prepared to confront in major disasters.

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The Altons are proud to announce their new book “Alton’s Antibiotics and Infectious Disease: The Layman’s Guide to Available Antibiotics in Austere Settings” is done and has been uploaded to Amazon! You can get it there or obtain a personally signed copy by going to! Don’t forget to check out Nurse Amy’s entire line of medical kits and individual items!

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Joe and Amy Alton

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