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As the joke goes - What do you give the person who has everything? Penicillin! It doesn't really cure everything and may have been a natural remedy for thousands of years, but the ability to reliably produce the antibiotic in large quantities revolutionised the treatment of bacterial infections in the mid-twentieth century. Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming. This fungus, Penicillin chrysogenum (also known as Penicillium notatum) is one of the most common varieties that can be found in soil.  A fun gift for anyone in medical fields, or a cheeky one for your favourite hypochondriac, Giant Microbes also make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands-on approach.

Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.

Penicillin is 180mm long, 130mm wide and 75mm thick, made of mid-blue short pile polyester plush with pale green medium pile tips, polyester filling and plastic eyes.

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