Ernest Duchesne's First Penicillin

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Before Alexander Fleming founded penicillin,a French medical student Ernest Duchesne first noticed penicillin. In 1897, he first recorded his finding on a piece of paper differentiating molds and microbes. Ernest first came across clues for developing penicillin when he was in the Military Health Service School in Arabia. He saw that the stable boys at the hospital kept their saddles in dark and damp rooms to intentionally let mold grow.When Ernest ask the reason for these peculiar actions, the stable boys told him that the mold would heal the saddle sore on horse.Ernest then take this information and decided to test it on guinea pigs. Ernest Duchesne extracted substances from penicillium glaucum and successfully cured typhoids in guinea pigs,
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