a phage therapy conference in the UK back in 2008 - news about the successful stage 1/2 clinical trial that had taken place in a leading NHS hospital for chronic ear infections (Pseudomonas aeruginosa). The clinical opinion was that phage therapy is a 'no brainer'!
Capt. F. W. Twort Royal Army Medical Corps at the Base laboratory in Salonika, Greece, in 1916. Not happy - he had warned the authorities that dysentery would be rife - and offered a solution with his discovery - and even volunteered, but the army didn't allow him resources. HOWEVER, he DID give talks - to RAMC colleagues as well as some Canadians stationed there if I remember rightly - and then went back home appalled by the way he and his expertise had been shabbily treated.