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Authority on penicillin : Sir H. Florey in New Guinea
Title : Authority on penicillin : Sir H. Florey in New Guinea Authority on penicillin : Sir H. Florey in New Guinea
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Creator : Loughlin, John
Source : Advertiser, 25 August 1944, p. 5, col. c
Date of creation : 1944
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Report of Howard Florey's tour of New Guinea lecturing Army medical officers on the use of penicillin. Florey would subsequently visit Australia.

In 1938 Ernst Chain, Florey's colleague at Oxford University, discovered one of Alexander Fleming's reports about penicillin. Florey, Chain and their team began experimentation with penicillin and successfully demonstrated its medicinal value, first in animals and then in human studies. When World War Two broke out, the team was keen to develop methods of mass-production of penicillin for the benefit of the armed forces.

Related names :

Florey, Howard, Lord, 1898-1968

Further reading :
Bickel, Lennard. Florey: the man who made penicillin, Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1995, c1972

'Nobel prizes presented by King Gustav', The Advertiser, 12 December 1945, p. 8

McPhee, Margaret. The dictionary of Australian inventors and discoveries, St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1993

Wainwright, Milton. Miracle cure: the story of penicillin and the golden age of antibiotics, Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Mass., USA: Blackwell, 1990

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