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Lord Florey: Story of historic research
Title : Lord Florey: Story of historic research Lord Florey: Story of historic research
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Source : Advertiser, 23 February 1968, p. 2
Date of creation : 1968
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description of the life and work of Sir Howard Florey.

Howard Florey was born in Adelaide in 1898. He studied medicine at Adelaide, Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He is best known for his workisolating and purifying penicillin for human use with Ernst Chain. Florey was knighted in 1944 and Florey, Chain and Alexander Fleming (who discovered penicillin in 1928) jointly won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1945.
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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