Second medical milestone in BMJ poll
The BMJ's second medical milestone in its online poll is "Antibiotics: The epitome of a wonder drug".
According to urban legend, a penicillium spore floated serendipitously through the open window of Alexander Fleming's lab and into history – except for one fact: The windows of Fleming's lab did not open. The penicillium spore's journey into medical history was far more serendipitous and extraordinary than that. We describe what happened here.
You can vote in the BMJ poll here.