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Medicine: Penicillin for Paresis

Penicillin, so miraculously effective against early syphilis that the disease's late, crippling stages need never develop, is also effective in many cases where...

Medicine: More & Better Penicillin?

Every jingle-learner knows what little boys are made of, but science is not so sure about penicillin. Hundreds of U.S. and British scientists have searched for...

Medicine: Penicillin by Mouth

Five Cornell Medical School researchers, headed by Dr. Walsh McDermott, last week presented evidence in Science that penicillin can be swallowed any old way, not...

Science: Penicillin for Man & Beast

Caumsett Spitfire was dying of pneumonia. He had a 105.5° fever, a racking cough shook his 800-pound frame. Despite huge doses of sulfanilamide and an oxygen...

Medicine: Stretching Penicillin

One trouble with the wonder drug penicillin is that it stays only a brief hour or so in the bloodstream, is then lost, chiefly in the urine. Two ways of making...

Drugs: Toward a Safer Penicillin

The many varieties of penicillin have a unique disadvantage: about one in a hundred patients who get them by injection becomes sensitized, so that his next...

Medicine: Penicillin Fallout

Though penicillin is the greatest life-saving drug ever discovered, the "fallout'' of microscopic penicillin particles in hospitals may be a major factor in the...

Medicine: Penicillin Safety

Dangerous penicillin reactions, in patients with a special sensitivity to the drug, can range from fever, itching and swollen joints to sudden death from...

Medicine: In Defense of Penicillin

Both Sir Alexander Fleming and the penicillin he discovered have recently come in for some unkind words. In Britain, critics complain that Fleming got a bigger...

Medicine: Hold That Penicillin

In the seven years since its prodigious healing powers dazzled the world, penicillin has often caused people to break out in a mild rash. Occasionally it has...

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