Where Messy Mould Became a Bacteria Killer: Story About St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, UK

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Journal Title: Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research & Review
Author(s): Karolina Harasimowicz & Beata Niedzwiedzka
Published On: 06/03/2023
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
First Page: 82
Last Page: 85
ISSN: 2582-8088
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Karolina Harasimowicz & Beata Niedzwiedzka, Where Messy Mould Became a Bacteria Killer: Story About St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, UK, Volume 4 Issue 1, Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research & Review, 82-85, Published on 06/03/2023, Available at https://ajmrr.thelawbrigade.com/article/where-messy-mould-became-a-bacteria-killer-story-about-st-marys-hospital-paddington-london-uk/

Abstract

The discovery of penicillin has changed the way we treat bacterial infections, and it is one of the most spectacular medical discoveries of the 20th century. St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington – London is the birthplace of this remarkable finding, and it is a fitting tribute to the work of sir Alexander Fleming. Visitors to the hospital can take a tour and visit the very room in which the discovery was made, as well as the museum dedicated to the history of penicillin. It is a place which reminds us; that sometimes great discoveries can come from the most unlikely of places – in this case, a messy mould in a petri dish…

Keywords: Penicillin, history of antibiotics, St Mary’s London, Imperial College London, Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

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