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Penicillin: The Magic Bullet

Title
Penicillin: The Magic Bullet
Repository
National Film and Sound Archive
Reference
701263
Date Range
2005 - 2006
Description

Television Docudrama. As World War Two rages, a small team of scientists at Oxford University, led by Australian Howard Florey, make one of the greatest discoveries in the history of medicine: penicillin. As news of their funny yellow powder leaks out to the press, wartime Britain looked for a hero. Instead of Florey and the Oxford team, they choose someone else to shower with honours, Alexander Fleming, How it happened is a fascinating story of wartime scarcity, personal conflicts, and a sobering lesson in the damage done to truth by wartime propaganda.

There is extensive documentation related to the production of the docudrama in the NFSA collection.

Formats
Video Tape and DVDs
Access
Open - contact repository

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