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How Penicillin Began the Age of Miracle Cures



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The Mould in Dr. Florey's Coat: How Penicillin Began the Age of Miracle Cures by Eric Lax
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In a time long before a scientist with a lead on a promising drug would immediately file for an initial public offering, neither Fleming nor Florey and his associates ever made money from their achievements; it was American initials and companies that won patents on the processes of penicillin's manufacture and drew royalties from its sale. Why this happened, why it took 14 years to develop penicillin, and how it was finally done, is a story of quirky individuals, missed opportunities, medical prejudice, brilliant science, shoestring research, wartime pressures and misplaced modesty.

Author Biography

Eric Lax is a biographer and magazine journalist (Vanity Fair, Esquire) who lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Section: 8, b/w
Little, Brown & Company
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