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The Wonder Drug (Cont.)

In our last article we discussed the twofold approach of the Northern Regional Research Laboratory (United States Department of Agricultural) to the problem of increasing penicillin production; namely, by finding more productive strains of the organism and by improving the medium with the introduction of corn-steep liquor and lactose (milk-sugar). In this article it is […]

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The Wonder Drug (Cont.)

In our previous article we discussed the discovery of penicillin and traced its development to 1941, when Heatly and Florey came to America to interest our government and pharmaceutical houses in the commercial production of this “wonder drug”. Perhaps you will recall that penicillin was discovered long before the war (1928) and that a few […]

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The Wonder Drug

From among the lowliest and most inconspicuous forms of plant life has come a preparation which has been instrumental in producing wonders in the field of medical science – a small organism found on decaying fruit, cheese, bread, or plant life. When this is observed by the average person, the spoiled food is immediately discarded, […]

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