Thursday, May 27, 2010

Penicillin - Alexander Fleming

Halfway through an experiment with bacteria, Alexander went on a vacation, accidentally leaving the dirty petri dish in the lab sink. By the time he got back, he found bacteria had grown all over the plate, except in an area where mould had formed. That discovery led to Penicillin - a group of antibiotics derived from Penicillium fungi, effective against many serious diseases.

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