The Importance Of Penicillin During The Interwar Century

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During the interwar years, there was many types of new inventions/new ideas that changed the world drastically. It changed the way people live and how we live now, for an example the way how technology, media, science and medicine changed. One of the inventions during the interwar years is penicillin which had an effect in medical branch in the past and now.

Alexander Fleming was born in Ayrshire, Scotland on August 6,1881 and died on March 11. He studied medicine and served a physician during the World War 1. He was a doctor and a bacteriologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945 for his discovery of penicillin and the curative effect in various infectious diseases.He attended the Louden Moor School, the Darvel School and Kilmarnock Academy before moving to London with his brother in 1895. In London, Alexander Fleming finished his basic education at the Regent Street Polytechnic which is now called the University of Westminster. Alexander Fleming entered the medical field in 1901, studying at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, while he was at St. Mary’s he won the 1908 gold medal as the top medical student. (Sir Alexander Fleming) (Alexander Fleming | Chemical Heritage Foundation)
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Alexander Fleming realized when Staphylococcus (a certain bacteria) was contaminated by a mold which is Penicillium fungi and when he was observing all the bacteria cells that was closest to the molds were dying. Staphylococcus is a group of bacteria that causes a number of disease as a result of the infection of various tissues in the body. With further testing, Alexander Fleming realized that the mold was creating a bacteria destroying substance, which he called penicillin. Although his
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