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Working papers, c. 1940s-c.1985

MS. 12387/1

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Comprises files entitled:
  1. 'Penicillin, Clinical Use’: copies and photocopies of articles regarding penicillin and other topics by Florey, Gustav Fraenkel and others; photocopies of letters from J.F. Fulton to Florey [Dr John Farquhar Fulton, later Professor of Physiology at Yale, who helped with early penicillin work in the US and with whom the Florey children stayed during World War 2], 1942
  2. 'Penicillin History': offprints, booklets and copies of articles, press cuttings and other papers regarding the development of penicillin, 1940s-1980s. Includes original, key publications such as British Medical Bulletin, Vol 2, No 1, 1944, dedicated to penicillin, with articles by Garrod, Fleming, Florey and Chain.
  3. 'Penicillin, published papers by Oxford Team': offprints of papers by Florey, Chain and other team members regarding penicillin, and a signed copy of Moments of Discovery by Dorothy Hodgkin, the text of her Dalton Lecture to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society in 1981, 1982.
  4. 'Penicillin Commercial Production Heatley Diary': Copy entries from the personal diary of Norman Heatley relating to the early work on penicillin 1939-1941; William Gibson typescript on The Road to Discovery, 1980; articles, notes and timelines on penicillin production in the USA.
  5. 'Fleming, Publicity': papers regarding other works on Fleming, c.1958-c.1980, including Andre Maurois' biography published in English in 1959; a rehearsal script for the BBC 2 programme Biographies, Sir Alexander Fleming by Ian Curteis, n.d. [1972]; 'newspaper publicity chronology' regarding penicillin and Fleming; notes by Macfarlane regarding Fleming. Maurois was commissioned by Lady Fleming to write a biography.


  • c. 1940s-c.1985


1 box (5 folders)


MS. 12387/1

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