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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
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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
Description: The document attached has been archived with permission from the editor of the Medical Journal of Australia.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.
DOI: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04349.x
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