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Penicillin Discovery

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Penicillin was truly nothing more than just an accident. Penicillin became a widely used medicine in many ways. Like many other things we have discovered Penicillin was an accident, that happened in a man named Alexander Fleming’s lab.

To begin, Penicillin became a widely used medicine for many reasons. One reason it became widely used was because how it was discovered. It was discovered by Alexander Fleming. Alexander went on a month long vacation, and came back to his lab cultures being covered in mold. One particular culture looked different, he noticed that the mold on that culture killed all the bacteria in it. Alexander did a bunch of experiments and discovered that the mold could kill bacteria and that could benefit humans. According to the text “It seemed that as it had grown, the mold killed the bacteria in the culture.” This quote means that if the mold could kill the bacteria in the culture than it could kill the bacteria in a human.

Another reason penicillin became widely used was because during
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He was a lab expert on the nutrition of molds. Andrew with the help of Dr. Heatley, increased the yields of penicillin 10 times. This caused the penicillin to be the most effective antibacterial drug to date. According to the passage, it states that “ Andrew J. Moyer, the labs expert on the nutrition of molds, had succeeded, with the assistance of Dr. Heatley, in increasing the yields of penicillin 10 times.” This quote explains how they helped the penicillin flourish even more.

In conclusion, penicillin became widely used in many ways. Some ways are, by the discovery of it, by what it did to help people, and by how it became even better. Penicillin is a great thing that helped save many people’s lives. It also helped many doctors save their patients lives. Penicillin is also a great reminder that everything happens for a reason and even mistakes can help you reach your
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