Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Oxford Penicillin Girls

  • Lord Florey and the other war

    Philip Ryan Seattle, Washington, United States     Howard Walter Florey One of the most remarkable medical breakthroughs of all times occurred during the darkest days of World War II:1 the rediscovery of penicillin, which was mass-produced and disseminated to Allied troops, substantially reducing the number of deaths and amputations from infected wounds, and ushering…