How Important Was Fleming’s Contribution To The Di

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Fleming’s discovery of penicillin in 1928 was very important, but the development of penicillin was not contributed to by Fleming. Fleming was important for the discovery, because even though he wasn’t the first person to actually discover penicillin, he was the first person to study and try to develop its potential. Unlike other scientists who may’ve come across penicillin, Fleming noticed and studied the mould that had grown on the petri dish he was working on. This led him to discover penicillin. Without Fleming’s initiative, penicillin would not have been discovered, or maybe later in time. Despite Fleming’s discovery being by chance, he actually did discover penicillin and without luck other things would not have been discovered also. Other factors which were important to the discovery of penicillin include previous work of other scientists. This includes Joseph Lister who noted in the 1880’s that a mould called penicillin killed bacteria and other substances because nothing grew around it. He noted the observation and intended to try it on infected wounds and also planned to send a letter of his findings to his brother, but never managed to. Penicillin was first used on an infected nurse and it worked but Lister never developed it further. Fleming had a few limits towards the development of penicillin because he didn’t have the facilities to research or develop it further. Also he had no funds, so therefore couldn’t create mass production of penicillin or research it. A drawback of Fleming’s work was that he kept changing his mind in his published book on how he discovered penicillin, this led people to believe that he was lying and caused people to not trust his work. Even though Fleming discovered penicillin, he did not develop his work because it was too difficult to make and store. But his work led to the development of penicillin. In the 1930’s Florey
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