The mold in Dr. Florey's coat: the story of the penicillin miracle.

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Extensive notes on front papers and half-title concerning a list individuals involved (directly or indirectly) in the development of penicillin, brief biographical information about Alexander Fleming, Howard Florey, and Ernst Chain, the discovery and development of the drug, the increase in the use of penicillin from 1944-1978 in the U.S. alone, the affects of World War II on the development of penicillin. Annotations by Brian Lamb in the margins and underlining of pertinent phrases throughout the book. Examples include: “of 10 million killed half died of infection,” “Sherrington's law,” “less than 1% purity,” “Fleming seeking P.R. from BBC,” “Oxford team - developed penicillin for a few thousand dollars. Today - it takes as much as $900 million to bring a new drug on the market.”


Lax, Eric, “The mold in Dr. Florey's coat: the story of the penicillin miracle.,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed April 24, 2019,


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The mold in Dr. Florey's coat: the story of the penicillin miracle.


Lax, Eric


Program air date: May 2, 2004


The account of Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin in his London laboratory in 1928 and its eventual development as the first antibiotic by a team at Oxford University headed by Howard Florey and Ernst Chain.


"Florey, Howard, Baron Florey, 1898-1968."
"Heatley, Norman George, 1911-"
"Chain, Ernst, Sir, 1906-"
"Penicillin--History--Popular works."
"Penicillins--history--Popular Works."
"Bacteriology--history--Popular Works."


Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.


H. Holt
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives


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