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Discover how a moldy melon helped revolutionize medicine. This book focuses on the discovery of penicillin, analyzing how it came about, describing it, and discussing its consequences on history. Investigate the timeline to understand crucial dates in medical breakthroughs. Read the debate section so you can consider the arguments and weigh the evidence of its importance in history. Clear photographs, maps, contemporary views, a glossary, and tips for future research are included to help you to understand the importance of this turning point in history.
Describes the development of penicillin, from its discovery and use in World War II to the possible implications of overuse.