skip to content
Penicillin : discovering the truth Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Penicillin : discovering the truth

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Although Alexander Fleming is usually credited with the discovery of penicillin in 1928, no penicillin-based antibiotic was actually developed for human use until 1938 through the work of Austrian pathologist Howard Florey and German biochemist Ernst Chain. This program puts Fleming's contribution in scientific perspective. Live interviews, journal accounts, and archival footage lead the viewer through the discovery  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Alexander Fleming; Howard Florey, Baron Florey; Ernst Boris Chain; Ernst Boris Chain; Alexander Fleming; Howard Florey, Baron Florey
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 83067343
Notes: At head of title: Horizon.
Originally broadcast on the BBC series Horizon in 1991.
Originally released by Films for the Humanities & Sciences in 1998.
Performer(s): Narrator, Paul Vaughan.
Description: 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Horizon (Television program)
Responsibility: a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; a BBC-TV production, in association with Australian Broadcasting Corporation, WGBH, Boston ; written and produced by David Dugan & Oliver Morse.

Abstract:

Although Alexander Fleming is usually credited with the discovery of penicillin in 1928, no penicillin-based antibiotic was actually developed for human use until 1938 through the work of Austrian pathologist Howard Florey and German biochemist Ernst Chain. This program puts Fleming's contribution in scientific perspective. Live interviews, journal accounts, and archival footage lead the viewer through the discovery of the drug from a by-product of the tiny fungus, Penicillium notatum. The roles played by luck, politics, and society both in scientific research and bestowing credit for the discovery are explored. A BBC Production. Original BBC broadcast title: The Mold, the Myth and the Microbe.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/83067343> # Penicillin : discovering the truth
    a schema:Movie, schema:CreativeWork, bgn:DVD ;
   library:oclcnum "83067343" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nju> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Place/princeton_n_j> ; # Princeton, N.J.
   rdfs:seeAlso <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#CreativeWork/horizon_television_program> ; # Horizon (Television program)
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/20520673> ; # Baron Florey Howard Florey
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/894959> ; # Discoveries in science
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Person/chain_ernst_boris_1906_1979> ; # Ernst Boris Chain
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1056899> ; # Penicillin
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1014893> ; # Medicine
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010105392> ; # Penicillin--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Person/fleming_alexander_1881_1955> ; # Alexander Fleming
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/69004123> ; # Alexander Fleming
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/74723612> ; # Ernst Boris Chain
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Person/florey_howard_baron_florey_1898_1968> ; # Baron Florey Howard Florey
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85083080> ; # Medicine--History
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Organization/films_for_the_humanities_&_sciences_firm> ; # Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Organization/british_broadcasting_corporation> ; # British Broadcasting Corporation.
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/130393967> ; # WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/159512631> ; # Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
   schema:copyrightYear "2006" ;
   schema:description "Although Alexander Fleming is usually credited with the discovery of penicillin in 1928, no penicillin-based antibiotic was actually developed for human use until 1938 through the work of Austrian pathologist Howard Florey and German biochemist Ernst Chain. This program puts Fleming's contribution in scientific perspective. Live interviews, journal accounts, and archival footage lead the viewer through the discovery of the drug from a by-product of the tiny fungus, Penicillium notatum. The roles played by luck, politics, and society both in scientific research and bestowing credit for the discovery are explored. A BBC Production. Original BBC broadcast title: The Mold, the Myth and the Microbe."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/475926079> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Penicillin : discovering the truth"@en ;
   schema:productID "83067343" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/83067343#PublicationEvent/princeton_n_j_films_for_the_humanities_&_sciences_2006> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Agent/films_for_the_humanities_&_sciences> ; # Films for the Humanities & Sciences
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/83067343> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Agent/films_for_the_humanities_&_sciences> # Films for the Humanities & Sciences
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Films for the Humanities & Sciences" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#CreativeWork/horizon_television_program> # Horizon (Television program)
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:name "Horizon (Television program)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Organization/british_broadcasting_corporation> # British Broadcasting Corporation.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "British Broadcasting Corporation." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Organization/films_for_the_humanities_&_sciences_firm> # Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Person/chain_ernst_boris_1906_1979> # Ernst Boris Chain
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1906" ;
   schema:deathDate "1979" ;
   schema:familyName "Chain" ;
   schema:givenName "Ernst Boris" ;
   schema:name "Ernst Boris Chain" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Person/fleming_alexander_1881_1955> # Alexander Fleming
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1881" ;
   schema:deathDate "1955" ;
   schema:familyName "Fleming" ;
   schema:givenName "Alexander" ;
   schema:name "Alexander Fleming" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Person/florey_howard_baron_florey_1898_1968> # Baron Florey Howard Florey
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1898" ;
   schema:deathDate "1968" ;
   schema:familyName "Florey" ;
   schema:givenName "Howard" ;
   schema:name "Baron Florey Howard Florey" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/475926079#Place/princeton_n_j> # Princeton, N.J.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Princeton, N.J." ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010105392> # Penicillin--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Penicillin--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85083080> # Medicine--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Medicine--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1014893> # Medicine
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Medicine"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1056899> # Penicillin
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Penicillin"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/894959> # Discoveries in science
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Discoveries in science"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/130393967> # WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/159512631> # Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Australian Broadcasting Corporation." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/20520673> # Baron Florey Howard Florey
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1898" ;
   schema:deathDate "1968" ;
   schema:familyName "Florey" ;
   schema:givenName "Howard" ;
   schema:name "Baron Florey Howard Florey" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/69004123> # Alexander Fleming
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1881" ;
   schema:deathDate "1955" ;
   schema:familyName "Fleming" ;
   schema:givenName "Alexander" ;
   schema:name "Alexander Fleming" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/74723612> # Ernst Boris Chain
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1906" ;
   schema:deathDate "1979" ;
   schema:familyName "Chain" ;
   schema:givenName "Ernst Boris" ;
   schema:name "Ernst Boris Chain" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.