In 1951, space-age drug Terramycin promised a utopian future: children who would once have died could now dream of becoming astronauts, crops were protected from light and animals grew to twice the size. But the drive to use such wonder drugs for everything actually caused a modern nightmare of drug resistance.
Drugs, space travel and the ‘age of promise’
About the author
Alice is a digital editor and Wikimedian for Wellcome Collection. Before joining Wellcome she researched frogs, moustaches, psychiatry in the Second World War, and British science fiction fans.