Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Michael Neff

  • Propagating penicillin in Peoria: From discovery to mass production

    Julius BonelloMichael NeffZoe DemkoPeoria, Illinois, United States One of the greatest medical achievements of the twenty-first century was the creation of penicillin. The road to this great achievement began almost 300 years ago when Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723), a draper by trade who had no science background, wished to assess the quality of his threads.…