Claims to fame

Seufert, Wolf; Seufert, W
June 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/01/99, Vol. 160 Issue 11, p1610
Academic Journal
journal article
Recounts the invention of penicillin by Alexander Flemming in 1928. Publication of a series of papers on the antibiotic action of penicillin on a variety of bacterial cultures; His failure to purify the extract sufficient for animal experimentation; Success of Ernst Chain and Howard Florey in purifying; Nobel Prize for physiology shared by the three scientists in 1945.


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