Penicillin is an antibiotic that was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928. It is produced naturally by a type of fungus, and it works by disrupting the bacterial cell wall and inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacteria. Penicillin is one of the most important antibiotics in modern medicine and has saved countless lives. It is used in the treatment of many bacterial diseases, including pneumonia, gonorrhea, and meningitis. Penicillin has revolutionized medicine, as it has reduced the mortality rate of many infectious diseases. In addition to its medical uses, penicillin is also used in the food industry for its antibiotic and preservative properties.

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Editor: Vipin Arora,  Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital                                     
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Anesthesia covers a wide selection of areas relevant to scientific and clinical content of anesthesiology field. IJAN aims to add real international flavor to anesthetic studies pertaining to all possible forms and to advance the understanding and application of novel techniques.