Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Philip John Ryan

  • Lord Florey and the other war

    Philip RyanSeattle, Washington, United States 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 in the dawn of the antibiotic…