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Did You Know?

The man who discovered the first antibiotic was Alexander Fleming. He worked St. Mary’s Hospital in London where he discovered the first antibiotic called Penicillin.

He made this discovery while working with different types of bacteria when he found that a certain mould started to kill off the bacteria that he was studying. He decided to name the antibiotic after the mould that was called Penicillium giving it the name Penicillin.

Since his discovery Penicillin and many other antibiotics are responsible for reducing the amount of deaths and infections across the globe. This marked the era of antibiotics and one of the greatest advances in therapeutic medicine.

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