This is the famous Anglo-Saxon serendipity, which consists in finding what one is not looking for.
Coincidences can offer clues to how reality works Johansen and Osman, 2015 because they can be hints of explanations not yet considered.
The achievement is attributed to the doctor , Who worked in the field of microbiology or pharmacology being recognized his work with the Nobel Prize of Medicine in 1945.
The theory was a total misrepresentation of reality.
Also cited by Pek Van Andel unsourced.
The famous story represents the individuation form.