An antibiotic called ‘Wonder Drug’ was used to treat the wounded soldiers of America during World War-II. Name the drug and the scientist who discovered it.

Class XII
Microbes in human welfare

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The wonder drug is penicillin and it is discovered by alexander flemming

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The drug was really the Pencillin - antibiotic - which kills bacteria and cures infections. Alexander Fleming discovered that drug in 1928 accidentally.

Fleming was Scottish and a biologist. He got the Nobel prize for this discovery.
In 1944 it was mass produced and used to treat the wounded American soldiers .

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It was discovered from the fungus called Penicillium notatum