Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/38832
Type: Journal article
Title: Howard Florey, Alexander Fleming and the fairy tale of penicillin
Author: Goldsworthy, P.
McFarlane, A.
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia, 2002; 176(4):178-180
Publisher: Australasian Med Publ Co Ltd
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 0025-729X
1326-5377
Statement of
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Peter D Goldsworthy and Alexander C McFarlane
Abstract: The public myth of the discovery of penicillin is an archetypal "quest story" of the type common to every human culture. But the real story of the discovery, testing and refinement of penicillin is a complex tale of accident, serendipity, oversight, conflict, the pressure of war, idiosyncratic personalities and even - the invention of history.
Keywords: Penicillins; History, 19th Century; History, 20th Century; Australia; England
Description: The document attached has been archived with permission from the editor of the Medical Journal of Australia. An external link to the publisher’s copy is included.
RMID: 0020071761
Published version: http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/176_04_180202/gol10735.html
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