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The Secret History of Penicillin

We all know Alexander Fleming's name, who discovered penicillin in 1928. In this episode, we will focus on the state of treatments before the discovery of penicillin, before mentioning Alexander Fleming and the large-scale development of this antibiotic during the Second World War. Finally, we will talk about the reception given to it by the public and the scientific world, as well as its misuse that will allow many bacteria to become more resistant.   

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