You’ll have heard of penicillin unless you’ve been in a cave for the past 100 years – in fact, you’ll probably have been given some or a derivative thereof at some point in your life. But how was it discovered, and how is it relevant to the Medicine Through Time course? Well, you’re going to find out here…

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That’s right, there’s some stuff you need to know about modern-ish medicine (modern-ish: read 20th century), such as the discovery and subsequent use of x-rays, development of plastic surgery, finally overcoming the final problem with surgery, and so on. Ready for a quick-fire set of information on what you need to know about the major 20th century developments? Here we go…

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You might have heard of this guy somewhere before… perhaps it was on TV somewhere? In fact, Louis Pasteur is arguably one of the most important individuals on the Medicine Through Time course – so we’re covering him here. Ready? Here we go…

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