image hf_1_3_15_4_13 october 1945
Image number: RS.12259
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Miracle Drugs’

Date

1945

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Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 320mm
width (print): 274mm

Subject

Description

Diagram of antibiotic and pharmaceutical treatments for disease types: penicillin, streptomycin and sulfonamides, with virus diseases (unconquered). With an inset vignette of a male medical researcher looking through a microscope.

Detail of a newspaper cutting illustrating a story by J. D. Ratcliff, ‘What about those miracle drugs’, in an unknown magazine. A residual cutting service label indicates Chicago, Illinois, 13 October 1945.

Not signed or captioned. 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.

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