(The Gist of Science Reporter) Penicillin — World’s First Antibiotic
(GIST OF SCIENCE REPORTER) Penicillin — World’s First Antibiotic
Penicillin — World’s First Antibiotic
The most widely used antibiotic, Penicillin, was discovered in 1928 accidentally by Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish researcher, while he was experimenting with bacteria (staphylococcus) that causes serious infections.
The discovery occurred when Fleming returned from his holidays and found an unusual fluffy growth in the petri-dish containing the bacteria culture that he had left in the lab before going on vacations.
Intrigued, he identified the growth as Penicillin capable of inhibiting bacterial growth. This is how the discovery of Penicillin initiated the era of antibiotics.