Fighting infection a new, old way
WSU Insider - Jan 24, 2018
Before antibiotics were invented, people often used silver, a known antimicrobial that can also be toxic, to tackle infections. Researchers in the early 1900s also noticed a mysterious and inconsistent effect from using a mild electric current to kill nasty microbes. Both methods were problematic, though, and were quickly abandoned with the advent of antibiotics, which killed bacteria so effectively throughout the twentieth century.