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How Penicillin Changed The World

BIQ History - By Lian Walker, Daniel McKay and Brandon Nicdao

Lian Walker

on 1 March 2013

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Transcript of How Penicillin Changed The World

Penicillin Life Before Before Penicillin How Penicillin Was Found Penicillin was accidentally discovered by Alexander Fleming.

Fleming called the antibacterial agent penicillin.

Howard Florey produced a brown powder out of penicillin that kept its antibacterial properties for longer. How Has Penicillin Impacted
Human Health? By Daniel McKay, Brandon Nicdao
and Lian Walker What Is Penicillin? Penicillin is one of the first antibiotics created

Penicillin is considered to be one of the top ten greatest medical discoveries of all time. Conclusion/Analysis How Penicillin Affected Human Health Before penicillin people would have to have the area of infection amputated and if they did not then they would end up dying.

During World War II it saved many lives. Penicillin fights bacteria by destroying the cell wall of the bacteria. How Does Penicillin Work? Bibliography/References “Think back to the last time you cut or grazed yourself. Can you imagine that cut becoming infected with bacteria- so seriously infected that you could not fight it?” (ABC, 1998)

“Staphylococcus aureus was fatal in 80 percent of infected wounds and the tuberculosis and pneumonia bacteria were famous killers.” (ABC, 1998) (WPclipart, 2001) (UoSC, 1944) (FAS, 2010) Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1999. Antibiotics. [Online] Available at: http://www.abc.net.au/science/slab/antibiotics/history.htm[Accessed 27 February 2013].

Federation of American Scientists, 2010. Penicillin WWII. [Online] Available at: http://www.fas.org/blog/nutshell/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Penicillin-WWII.jpg[Accessed 28 February 2013].

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Rosenburg, J., 2012. Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin. [Online] Available at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/lifeimpact/stories/millions-saved.html
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The University of Adelaide, 2012. Millions saved and still counting.
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