Abraham. Penicillin and After: The Rise of the Antibiotics Era

Synopsis
Sir Edward Penley Abraham FRS (1913-1999) in conversation with Prof. Robert Thomas of Imperial College on 1 May 1990. Abraham and his colleagues at Oxford developed penicillins during the Second World War which greatly increased life expectancy. He then continued to play a major role in the development of the penicillins and subsequently the cephalosporin antibiotics. 144 minutes.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1990
Subjects
Biology; Medical sciences
Keywords
antibiotics; history of medicine; microbiology; penicillin; Abraham, Edward Penley

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Credits

Contributor
Edward Penley Abraham; Robert Thomas

Production Company

Name

Imperial College of Science and Technology Television Studio

Sponsor

Name

Biochemical Society

Notes
see Portland Press

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