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rod sobieski

Trick question? Humans do make antimicrobials such as lactoferrin, but do you mean to ask who discovered the the first chemotherapeutic against a disease?

Elio's response: In usual parlance, chemicals that are part of our innate immunity are not referred to as antibiotics. This term, as I have seen it used, is limited to extraneous chemicals, natural or man-made. The distinction is one of usage.

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