Penicillin growing in a petrie dish, 1943.

Jarche, James

 
Penicillin growing in a petrie dish, 1943.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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Penicillin is an antibiotic, a chemical effective at very low concentrations which can kill or stop the growth of a disease-causing microbe. Penicillin is produced naturally in moulds of the genus Penicillium, from where the drug gets its name. Photograph by James Jarche for Illustrated magazine in 1943.

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