Madison, Wisconsin: Business | Photos by Greg Dixon (14/33)
Carol Spiegel (right), the director of clinical microbiology at UW Hospital, holds the antibiotic culture that was used for this illness. Increasing strengths of three antibiotics are dotted along the white strips, and the bacteria is cultured on the plate. The strength and combination of antibiotic can then be determined by where the bacteria are killed and do not grow.
Copyright 2008 Capital Times, Greg Dixon