Dr. Ken Garson, lab guru and suspected former KGB agent, once told me that in Russia they used to use bacteriophage in operating rooms to prevent infection. Cool.
So I finally checked it out and it was all mainstream science news in 2002. Even making it into Wired magazine article about the promise of bacteriophages as antibiotic resistance increases in prevalence, the article also mentions a company Novolytics that is trying to develop this as a new bacteriophage technology. Also the authoritative Nature News had a nice article that has a bit more background on the previous Soviet technology. Apparently phage creams and such were commonly available there. For the truly interested there have been some sophisticated studies of the effectiveness of these phages, even going as far as to use the Trojan Horse concept.