Monday, February 2, 2009

TRIVIA - PENICILLIN

The first antibiotic was discovered in 1928 by accident. A shallow glass dish for bacteriological experiments was left uncovered unintentionally by Alexander Fleming in his laboratory in England. An experimenter upstairs was careless with the mold he was using and some drifted in through an open window and landed in Fleming's uncovered staphylococci culture. The following day, the Scottish bacteriologist found in the dish a clear area where the penicillin in mold had been killing the bacteria.


Alexander Fleming

2 comments:

MonMon said...

A friend fwd a message about Fleming and Churchill. Coincidence ba ang nangyari sa kanila. I am sending it to you. It's a very informative article.

Bay Martin said...

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