Book Recounts the Story Around Penicillin In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin while working at a London hospital. Twelve years later, scientists at Oxford University made penicillin into a readily available medicine. NPR's Liane Hansen speaks with author Eric Lax about his new book, The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat the story of discovering the developing penicillin.
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Book Recounts the Story Around Penicillin

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Book Recounts the Story Around Penicillin

Book Recounts the Story Around Penicillin

Book Recounts the Story Around Penicillin

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin while working at a London hospital. Twelve years later, scientists at Oxford University made penicillin into a readily available medicine. NPR's Liane Hansen speaks with author Eric Lax about his new book, The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat the story of discovering the developing penicillin.