The Mistake of Penicillin

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The Mistake of Penicillin

Penicillin was eventually used to cure diseases and sicknesses in humans.

The Mistake of Penicillin

Alexander Fleming

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Penicillin

The Mistake

Laboratory Dish Sample

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Important contributors

Howard Walter Florey and british biochemist Ernest Boris Chain, both of whom isolated and purified Penicillin.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

He was a Scottish Bacteriologist from London. He was studying the bacteria Staphylococcus in 1928 at Saint Mary's.

He left a laboratory dish of bactiria next to an open window of the hospital. When he came to check on it a few days later mold had formed on the bactiria and in between the mold and the bactiria there was a clearing also known as Penicillin.

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