The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat

Mr. Lax talked about his book, The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle, published by Henry Holt. The book… read more

Mr. Lax talked about his book, The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle, published by Henry Holt. The book describes the discovery and development of penicillin, the first antibiotic. Penicillin changed the world by curing pneumonia, scarlet fever, syphilis, and other diseases. The author details the story behind the discovery of penicillin in 1928 and explains why it took four more years to develop the first antibiotic. Mr. Lax further explains the controversy behind who took the credit for the medical breakthrough. close

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The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat

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181639-1
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Booknotes
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Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 02, 2004 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 16, 2005 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 02, 2004 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 02, 2004 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 03, 2004 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 16, 2005 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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