Science, government, and the mass production of penicillin.

  title={Science, government, and the mass production of penicillin.},
  author={Peter Neushul},
  journal={Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences},
  volume={48 4},
  • P. Neushul
  • Published 1 October 1993
  • Political Science
  • Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences
ASS production of the antiobiotic penicillin was among the most significant achievements of WW II science and technology. Penicillin saved thousands of soldiers from the horrors of gas gangrene and the other bacterial diseases that were rampant during previous conflicts. During WW I, twelve to fifteen percent of the wounded treated in front-line hospitals died from infections, a figure that dropped to three percent during WW II, due largely to advances in medical care. In the post-war era… 

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