How did Alexander Fleming discover penicillin?

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PENICILLIN – The most powerful of all antibiotics. It has changed the face of medicine in a profound way.

What does this depict?

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Alexander Fleming’s initial work and publications on this started what was to become the development of one of the most important scientific and medical discoveries in history.  His research and findings truly stopped many of the diseases in their tracks. Where would we be without it today?

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Receiving the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1945

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  • Research and create a class discussion on the importance of his discovery
  • Write an ‘article’ on the current state of the world’s health IF penicillin had not been discovered!


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