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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.go to related location

The discovery of Penicillin



The discovery of Penicillin

This is where the Discovery of Penicillin took place.

Location: St Mary's Hospital

Description: Sir Alexander Flemming in his laboratory in the basement of St. Mary's Hospital in London on Friday September 28 1928,(now part of Imperial College) noticed a petri dish containing Staphylococcus plate culture he had mistakenly left open, was contaminated by blue-green mould, which had formed a visible growth, which had inhibited the growth of bacteria.

Fleming concluded that the mould was releasing a substance that was repressing the growth and lysing the bacteria.

Interestingly the pub opposite the hospital most likely contributed to the spread of the fungal spores.

Tagged in this Tour: The London Inventions Tour

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The discovery of Penicillin

This is where the Discovery of Penicillin took place.


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it cant be?! fancy you leaving a comment here... btw fleming may have discovered penicillin (although it had always been there and was used in other parts of the world to treat natural infections), but the real genius lay in developing the MEDICATION. where was that done however?? (tiger)
Posted by tiger on 2011-06-05
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