Throughout the wars that mankind has started people try to invent new technologies to gain an advantage over the enemy. Three technologies that people have created are penicillin, computers, and the global positioning system(GPS). These three technologies exceed the importance of all of the others. Penicillin has saved millions if not hundreds of millions of lives since its discovery in 1928. After the
Penicillin-The discovery that changed the world, but for how long? Accidents can often turn positive, or in some cases, they can even become revolutionary. The discovery of Penicillin changed the world immensely and it was all due to an accident one day in the lab. Penicillin changed the history of medicine for the better, saving millions of lives since its discovery. Even today, it is used by millions daily, from prescriptions from the pharmacy to life saving drugs in the hospital.
Antibiotics are and have always been some of the key contributing factors in the medicinal industry. By preserving public health and curing diseases by killing bacteria, antibiotics are critical to society’s health. However, the amount of antibiotic resistant bacteria is rapidly rising, and the rate of antibiotic discovery can never hope to keep up with the growth of these super bacteria. Fortunately, there are many methods to discover new antibiotics that have the potential to deal with antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Antibiotics have been critical in fighting bacteria-caused diseases for the past 60 years. Bacteria in the human body are able to reproduce at a rapid rate and this is a huge problem when the bacteria are disease-causing. Antibiotics are drugs that are able to stop bacterial growth, and kill off bacteria in living organisms.
facilities were initially “limited greatly by the lack of special wards or buildings where such cases could be isolated”. (Godias and Lowell 1952) The lack of proper facilities were only exacerbated by the conditions that people lived within the city.
“Although Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, it was not until ten years later that it was tested, first in animals, and then subsequently in humans”( animalaid.org.uk)
Years later other scientists were also intrigued by the possibilities of penicillin and produced enough penicillin to prove that it was a useable antibiotic. The scientists from Great Britain were developing all of this during World War II, and unfortunately funding for their drug was unavailable due to the war. They decided to bring their concepts to the United States, and once enough was made, it was eventually used, to treat wounded soldiers during World War I.
Some nights I lay awake thinking about the future—thinking about the cities that haven’t been built, the planets that haven’t been found, and the people that I will never get to meet. I am scared for those people.
When penicillin was first administered in 1943, it proved to be extraordinary at wiping out nasty cases of syphilis, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and meningitis infection. With the threat of these deadly infections in ‘check,’ pharmaceutical industries then cut back on their research to discover even more effective antibiotics. This new-found medical confidence inspired patients to merrily run to the clinic to get penicillin prescriptions for everything from nausea and diarrhea to running nose and sneezing, and doctors to happily prescribe the ‘miracle drug.’