image hf_1_3_15_4_7 november 1944
Image number: RS.12255
Credit: ©The Royal Society

'Trail Blazers'

Date

1944

Creator

Ben Harrison (fl. 1940s, American), Journalist

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 141mm
width (print): 99mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Three-panel cartoon graphic showing trailblazing medical discoveries: penicillin, by Alexander Fleming and Howard Florey; Louis Pasteur’s work on fermentation; and the first injection of blood plasma on a human by Max Maurice Strumia (1896-1972) and its use by US Armed Forced in 1940.

Newspaper cutting from the Milwaukee Deutsche Zeitung (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 1933-1950), 7 November 1944.

Annotated in ink with the date 11/7/1944. Initialled lower right ‘SC’, possibly for the illustrator. From the archive collection of Howard Florey.

Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey (1898–1968), experimental pathologist and bacteriologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1941 and served as President from 1960 to 1965.

Associated place

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