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Professor Lynne Liebowitz works Oct. 12 in the laboratory at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, England. It’s in this hospital that Liebowitz got tired of seeing the stunningly low Nordic MRSA rates while facing her own burgeoning cases. So she turned her Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn into a petri dish, asking doctors to almost completely stop using two antibiotics known for provoking MRSA infections. One month later, the results were in: MRSA rates were tumbling. And they’ve continued to plummet.

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