How important was the role of chance in the discovery and development of penicillin?

In this lesson you will look at the discovery and development of the first antibiotic. You will look at the role of individuals, science & technology, government intervention and chance in the discovery and development of penicillin.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which of the following was the first ‘magic bullet’?

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Q2.What is an antibiotic?

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Q3.What is an insulin pump used for?

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Q4.Which of the following technological developments HAVE NOT improved surgery since 1900?

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Q5.Who conducted the first heart transplant in 1967?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which of the following was the first ‘magic bullet’?

1/5

Q2.What is an antibiotic?

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Q3.What is an insulin pump used for?

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Q4.Which of the following technological developments HAVE NOT improved surgery since 1900?

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Q5.Who conducted the first heart transplant in 1967?

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How important was the role of chance in the discovery and development of penicillin?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 23, Medicine through Time.

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Q1.Who discovered penicillin?

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Q2.In what year was penicillin discovered?

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Q3.Florey & Chain first tested penicillin on...

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Q4.How many pharmaceutical companies did the American government help fund?

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Q5.Over how many million doses of penicillin were given to treat allied soldiers on D-Day in 1944?

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How important was the role of chance in the discovery and development of penicillin?

End of lesson exit quiz for Lesson 23, Medicine through Time.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Who discovered penicillin?

1/5

Q2.In what year was penicillin discovered?

2/5

Q3.Florey & Chain first tested penicillin on...

3/5

Q4.How many pharmaceutical companies did the American government help fund?

4/5

Q5.Over how many million doses of penicillin were given to treat allied soldiers on D-Day in 1944?

5/5

Lesson summary: How important was the role of chance in the discovery and development of penicillin?

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