Project Description

This is one of the specially made culture vessels in which the fungus Penicillium Notatum was grown in Oxford. In 1940 Howard Florey and his team in Oxford carried out a crucial experiment on eight mice infected with lethal bacteria. The mice treated with penicillin survived.

Thanks to the following people for supporting the Museum and ensuring this new object will be on display: Deborah Wray, Paul David Cadle, Maurice East, and Lesley Williams