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Fig. 2 | BMC Medicine

Fig. 2

From: Antimicrobial agents – optimising the ecological balance

Fig. 2

The balance that will determine the effectiveness of antimicrobials as a class. The value of the antimicrobial armament in the future is dependent on numerous opposing forces. Factors on the left of the scale represent those diminishing the value while those on the right aspire to counter these. The ultimate worth of antimicrobials in the future will be realised in how these opposing forces balance out

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