Test tube with early Penicillin

Contributed by Sue Ardern

Test tube with early Penicillin

This test tube, thought to contain early Penicillin from 1942, has been given to me by my mother.
She was Ruth Callow, one of the first women to work in the Sir William Dunn School laboratory during the Second World War, developing the production of Penicillin. She was part of the laboratory team who worked with this antibiotic, which has given future generations a powerful drug to fight bacterial diseases.
This product has saved many lives and it has been at the forefront of antibiotic development.

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Location

Oxford

Culture
Period

1942

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H:
6cm
W:
1cm
D:
1cm
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