Or should I say who discovered it? And when?
5 Aug 2009
I believe the Scottish pharmacologist and biologist Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin in 1928 from the fungus Penicillium notatum. He had also previously discovered the enzyme lysozyme in 1923. Fleming was a Scottish pharmacologist and biologist.
Much later, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine (in 1945) jointly with Ernst Chain and Howard Florey. (All had worked on the extraction of penicillin).
The discovery of Penicillin led to further development of Antibiotics. Common examples of antibiotics used today are amoxicillin (Augmentin) and ciprofloxacin (Cipro).
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