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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Penicillin Treats Many

World War II was a time that saw major advances. One in the medical fiend was the mass production of penicillin. On March 14, 1942 the United States made penicillin was used to successfully treat the first patient for septicemia. Septicemia is also known as blood poisoning. The need for producing at a faster rate of speed would be needed. Penicillin was needed to treat soldiers fighting abroad. Scientist worked around the clock and manufactured 2.3 million doses of penicillin in preparation for the D-day landings on June 6, 1944.

Penicillin is a group of antibiotics which include penicillin G (intravenous), penicillin V (mouth), procaine penicillin and benzathine penicillin (intramuscular) Penicillin antibiotics were among the first medications to be effective against many bacterial infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci. Penicillins are still widely used today, though many types of bacteria have developed resistance following extensive use.

My daughter and my mother are both allergic to penicillin. There is approximately 10% people that are allergic. Penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming. The first year penicillin was prescribed was 1942.

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