One day, when Alexander Fleming got back from holidays he saw one of his petri dishes full of some sort of mould that killed the staphylococcus in the petri dish. Fleming was also an ex-soldier on World War One, so he has seen other soldiers die from bacteria. But he never tested this newly found mould. But, he called it Penicillin.
If this mould can kill bacteria on my bench, wouldn't it kill bacteria on wounded soldiers?
What might've caused some of the sample to die?
12 Years Later...
Being researches at Oxford University, Howard Florey and Ernst Chain discovered Alexander Fleming's newly found Penicillin. But they began to put Penicillin to the test.
Lets put Penicillin to the test!
They applied for fundings from the hard-up wartime government who gave them £25. Which was a lot of money back then.