When it comes to using silver for medical purposes, the history is deep, and the future is bright. Since silver helps fight infections, it us used as a coating on medical devices. Being a bacteria fighter means it can also be found in bandages and ointments because it helps wounds heal more quickly. Importantly, researchers are finding that silver is helpful in fighting super-bugs and antibiotic resistant bacteria. For more detail on the past, present, and future of silver in medicine, check out this paper from The Silver Institute.