Tales of the Wonder Drug

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Science  24 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5841, pp. 1037-1038
DOI: 10.1126/science.1144953

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Penicillin. Triumph and Tragedy. By Robert Bud. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007. 340 pp. $55, £30. ISBN 9780199254064.

The author considers the discovery and deployment of penicillin (and related antibiotics) in the context of cultural and social changes over the second half of the 20th century.