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

Document Viewer

Annotations

 

Transcription of Annotations

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.”

Citation

Lax, Eric, “The mold in Dr. Florey's coat: the story of the penicillin miracle.,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed August 18, 2017, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/666.

Files

http://129.174.21.2/bknotes/plugins/Dropbox/files/1190876.pdf

Dublin Core

Title

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

Creator

Lax, Eric

Date

2004
Program air date: May 2, 2004

Description

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.

Subject

"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."
"Physicians--Biography."

Source

Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.

Publisher

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

Rights

This work may be protected by copyright laws and is provided for educational and research purposes only. Any infringing use may be subject to disciplinary action and/or civil or criminal liability as provided by law. If you believe that you are the rights-holder and object to Mason’s use of this image, please contact speccoll@gmu.edu.