Few people realise that most medicinal breakthroughs were the result of complete luck and serendipity.
Only about two HIV medications are the result of huge financial investments and research.
Everything else, from antibiotics to chemotherapy treatments are a result of luck.
After we discovered these drugs, we then figured out the science behind the medications and why they work. We called this field “Pharmacology”.
The science came afterwards.
What came first? Small groups of people playing at the edge of their fields.