|Alexander Fleming Inspecting a Bacteria Culture|
The biologist Alexander Fleming was researching a bacteria called staphylococci. Returning from holiday one time in 1928, he saw that one of the glass culture dishes he had accidentally left out had been contaminated by a fungus, and noticed that the bacteria did not grow in the area surrounding the fungus.
|Bacteria Staying Away From The Penicillium Colony|
Years later, after further research by other scientists, penicillin was able to be produced on an industrial scale, changing the way doctors treated bacterial infections forever.
|Some Penicillin Medicines|
Penicillin antibiotics are historically significant because they are the first drugs that were effective against many previously deadly diseases such as Staphylococcus infections.