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Publisher Description

In 1928 Alexander Fleming came across some mould in an old culture dish; from it came one of the greatest discoveries of medicine: Penicillin, an antibiotic that kills bacteria without producing toxic side-effects. However, it wasn't until 1940, when two scientists at Oxford succeeded in demonstrating that the new drug could be purified and mass-produced, that the treatment of infections and infectious diseases was revolutionized. Fleming insisted on the importance of chance or luck in all scientific endeavour; without it Fleming would never have been a medical doctor, and humanity might still be waiting for the miracle of Penicillin.

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
TBaFC
Tony Britton and Full Cast
LENGTH
01:02
hr min
RELEASED
2006
March 20
PUBLISHER
Ivan and Inge Berg
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
DE
German
SIZE
62.4
MB

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