Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Historic Moment of Discovery

  • Penicillin’s unique discovery

    Emmanuel Ugokwe Nigeria Southeast & South South   Sir Alexander Fleming, (1881–1955) Scottish-born Alexander Fleming spent almost his entire life as a doctor in London, studying the problems of infection and the use of antiseptics. In 1922 he made a remarkable observation. He took a test tube containing water mixed with inoffensive bacteria that turned…