Growing up in Belfast, we were regularly told about mum's brother and sister who died before antibiotics came into the general arena of health.
Now I'm reading the news just like everyone else, about the dangers of continual use of these medicines and I've never personally been a great one for dosing my children up with them, when they were young.
However...without them my gorgeous oldest grandgirl would not have recovered from the lung infection which has floored her recently and I would still be struggling with that dreaded...blessed ...awful... "lady thing"....cystitis!
Oh ...too much information I hear you say as you switch off!
O.K. however if there had been antibiotics in the early 30s....Jeanie my aunt, would have survived the dose of pleurisy that eventually did for her...
...and we would have had much more of this wonderful embroidery design work for which she was studying ,
at Belfast Art College.