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These Are Some Of The Great Breakthroughs That Shaped The Way We Live Today

Many antibiotics wouldn’t exist if this hadn’t been discovered

Medical science has come a long way. Back in the day, you could die from strep throat. Fortunately, a man known as Alexander Fleming made a huge breakthrough in his lab and revolutionized the antibiotics industry for good.

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Fleming discovered Penicillin, a life-saving antibiotic capable of fighting dangerous bacteria. Its effect was most apparent on the battlefield; while nearly 20% of soldiers with bacterial pneumonia died in World War I, only 1% suffered the same fate during World War II, thanks to his invention.

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