Alexander Fleming, Scottish Bacteriologist


Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin ushered in the "Antibiotic Era," in which the power of one organism to interfere with the growth of another was harnessed to serve humanity in its struggle to eradicate infectious diseases. In 1940, at Oxford University, H.W. Florey demonstrated penicillin's effectiveness against serious infectious microorganisms in animals. One year later, patients with severe infections were treated with low dosages of crude penicillin.Use of this image is restricted to projects related to Destination Indiana. IHS may not reproduce.Destination Indiana Eli Lilly and Company - Antibiotics Journe

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