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Penicillin : discovering the truth

Author: Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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(Producer) 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Alexander Fleming; Howard Florey, Baron Florey; Ernst Boris Chain; Alexander Fleming; Ernst Boris Chain; Alexander Fleming; Howard Florey, Baron Florey
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 39236268
Notes: At head of title: Horizon.
Credits: Narrator, Paul Vaughan ; editor, Jana Bennett.
Performer(s): Commentary by Gwyn Macfarlane, Ronald Hare, Norman Heatley, Lady Florey, Gladys Hobby, Charles Fletcher, Kenneth Raper, Robert Coghill.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Horizon (Television program)
Responsibility: [presented by] Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; a BBC-TV production, in association with Australian Broadcasting Corporation, WGBH, Boston.

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(Producer) 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.

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