Ernest Duchesne (30 May 1874 – 12 April 1912) was a French physician who noted that certain molds kill bacteria. He made this discovery 32 years before Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic properties of penicillin, a substance derived from those molds, but his research went unnoticed.
- May 30, 1874
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Dec 11, 1999 · On Dec 17, 1897, Ernest Duchesne , a 23-year-old medical student, presented and defended his thesis entitled Contribution to the study of vital competition between microorganisms: antagonism between moulds and microbes
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Jan 3, 2020 · In 1999, the British medical journal Lancet published a tribute to Ernest Duchesne and called him “The father of antibiotic therapy”. He died unknown, but is remembered now when he is not around to hear the applause ( The Lancet, December 11, 1999;354 (9195):2068 – 2071). Ernest Duchesne. May 30, 1874 – April 12, 1912.
May 12, 2014 · Ernest Duchesne, the first scientist to discover the antibiotic properties of Penicillium. That honor goes to our GOTW Ernest Duchesne. Not much is known of his early life, save that he was born in Paris and that he entered the military medical school of Lyon in 1894.
Anti-Bacterial Agents. Personal name as subject. Ernest Duchesne. It was only in 1946 that Ramon and Richou's publication in the newspaper "le Progrés Médical", reminded of Ernest Duchesne's thesis which dealt for the first time with antagonism between germs and mould like penicillium.
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Dec 11, 1999 · Ernest Duchesne and the concept of fungal antibiotic therapy. Ernest Duchesne and the concept of fungal antibiotic therapy Lancet. 1999 Dec 11;354 (9195 ...