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    What Is Penicillin?

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    Although its discovery was an accident, Penicillin was one of the earliest discovered antibiotic agents. Penicillin was originally noticed in 1896, it was then re-discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming ,with the help from two other scientists. The question this odd discovery leaves the world wondering; how was this a accident? It all started one day in September of 1928 when, former bacteriologist Alexander Fleming went on vacation, his laboratory was not very clean or orderly. While away a stray mold spore flew through the open window, and landed on one of Fleming's petri dishes. All the other dishes that were left in the open were all covered in mold. The one dish that quickly stood out to Fleming was the one that was full of bacteria.…

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    dishes. But one containing the miracle that saved thousands, penicillin. From that lucky experience would come years of history, well being, and the general study of the discovery of penicillin. Penicillin is one of the earliest discovered and used medicine. Originally the Penicillium mold, the mold that penicillin is derived from, was discovered by a French medical student, Ernest Duchesne in 1896. But then was re-discovered by Alexander Fleming which it states in the Article “The…

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    One of the most well known bacterial diseases is strep throat, which is caused by the streptococcal bacteria. To cure strep, most doctors would prescribe antibiotics. However, without the discovery of penicillin, strep would still be a very dangerous infection. Penicillin is an antibiotic from the mold penicillium notam, and works by indirectly breaking down a bacteria’s cell walls. The drug prevents a protein from repairing holes in the wall, and by osmosis, water rushes in and the bacteria…

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    Penicillin is a widely used antibiotic, favored for its effectiveness for multiple bacterial infections while keeping human cells healthy and abundance. It wasn’t always this way, penicillin needed an entire lab team to discover how to purify and produce enough to cure infections. First, it needed to be discovered. The man who did that was Dr. Alexander Fleming, a bacteriologist at St. Mary’s hospital. He had returned to his lab to find that his improperly cleaned lab station had the mold…

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    Potato chips, Silly Putty, Penicillin and Corn Flakes are all accidental inventions but only one of these mistakes have saved thousand of lives. That’s Penicillin. Penicillin is a medicine that is used worldwide and there are reasons for how this came to be, those reasons are: Alexander Fleming is messy in his lab, Andrew J. Moyer and Dr. Heatley found a way to increase the yields of Penicillin ten times, and because, Howard Florey and Ernst Chain found a way to use Penicillin in humans. To…

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    Penicillin was a accidental discovery, like many others, that helped a lot with medical needs. Penicillin is a non-bacteria spore that is used as a medical drug. Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming and was later more developed and studied more by other scientist. Penicillin has a lot of history throughout time by being used as a drug to help in hospitals in many countries and help save many people's lives during world war two and D-day. Penicillin was discovered by a…

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    Penicillin Lab Report

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    Results After testing the absorbance of Control and Treatment with Penicillin and Streptomycin cultures over a 160-minute time period, three phenomena for the three different cultures were recorded and made into the graphs below. An upward trend of the absorbance in the Control culture as time progresses can be observed. Compared to the upward sloping absorbance curve of Control Treatment, both absorbance curves of Penicillin Treatment and Streptomycin Treatment have different directions of…

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    Humans make accidents and it's normal. People have even invented things that weren't on purpose. They've invented meals or even things to play with by an accident. But not only that was invented, but as well as something that can change or save someone's life. For instance, the medicine known as Penicillin was formulated by accident. In September of 1928, a bacteriologist by the name of Alexander Fleming went to go on vacation but left his laboratory into a complete disaster. Once he returned…

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    College Penicillin and its Impact on Microbiology Penicillin has saved many lives past and current. “Before the discovery and use of penicillin, infectious diseases had been the leading cause of death throughout history. Furthermore, the therapeutic tools available for treating infections were few and of limited use.”(Kardos 2011) Penicillin has been the drug of choice when treating many diseases. Even though there are people allergic to penicillin, and bacterias that have formed…

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    or pure luck. The drug Penicillin is no exception. The step by step process in developing and discovering the medicine will be explained with the help of three sources. Most people don’t know many facts about Penicillin like how it was an accident by the scientist Alexander Fleming and the number of scientists and experiments it took to make the drug successful. Beginning with the discovery of Penicillin, the medicine wasn’t created on purpose it was merely an accident. Scientist…

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