Maker of the Miracle Mould

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  • Howard Florey Maker of the Miracle Mould
  • By : Melissa Kucukozmen Adv Sci
  • Breaking the Mould
  • I gathered a team of scientists at oxford university. Commencing a careful investigation of the properties of anti bacterial substances that are produced by mould.
  • In may 1940 we performed the most important medical experiments in history. Using penicillin on 8 mice with a lethal dose of streptococci bacteria.
  • By the next day treated mice recovered whilst controlled mice died. This meant with further testing we could try it on humans
  • 4 mice were on penicillin whilst 4 other mice were used as controlled variables.
  • The first patients
  • In 1943 I travelled to North Africa to test the effects of penicillin on wounded soldiers, my trials were a miracle. This drug revolutionised medical science saving millions of lives.
  • Setting the stage for penicillin
  • My discovery was an amazing piece of luck. I left my petri dish of bacteria on my bench for weeks if I hadn't observed , penicillin may not have been discovered as an antibiotic
  • Penecillin Production
  • That's all folks!!!
  • We worked under difficult circumstances with lack of funding but we still pulled through although several things lacked but were all fixed.
  • Due to my findings I was the winner of a nobel prize.
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