One carton and vial for Penicillin, United States, 1944
The introduction of the antibiotic penicillin in the early 1940s saved a large number of lives, especially those of soldiers wounded during the Second World War. A number of factories were dedicated to penicillin production both in the United Kingdom and the United States. Commercial Solvents Corporation (active 1918-2000) based in Indiana, USA, built the world’s largest penicillin plant. The carton and its contents are shown here with a similar example (1984-1089/1).
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The first antibiotic drug to treat infections which is made from the mould penicillium. Its discovery is attributed to Alexander Fleming in 1928.
Small or moderate-sized vessels mainly for medicinal and toilet preparations. MCKWBF.
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Vessels having a neck and mouth considerably narrower than the body, used for packaging and containing liquid and dry preparations
A substance that is used to treat infections.