Just 80 years ago, people would die from bacterial infections. Simple surgeries, childbirth, and even paper cuts could kill. Then, the discovery of the miracle drug penicillin changed everything.
Infections can now be easily cured by taking antibiotics. According to the BBC, penicillin has saved over 200 million lives and is still saving people!
So who discovered this wonder drug? Why aren’t we celebrating scientists like him?
Next time you take antibiotics, thank Sir Alexander Fleming.
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