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The Resource Alexander Fleming, the man and the myth, Gwyn Macfarlane

Alexander Fleming, the man and the myth, Gwyn Macfarlane

Label
Alexander Fleming, the man and the myth
Title
Alexander Fleming, the man and the myth
Statement of responsibility
Gwyn Macfarlane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of penicillin has become the story of Alexander Fleming: world opinion has conferred upon him sole credit for what is arguably the single most important medical discovery ever made. Gwyn Macfalane's sensitive analysis of this much-mytholigized area of medical history makes a persuasive case for a major reappraisal of Fleming's role. Macfarlane, the widely acclaimed author of Howard Florey, discusses Fleming's background and personality, this impressive rise in the medical profession, the crucial discoveries of 1928, and the public recognition and adulation of the 1940s. His account is as compelling a study of human behavior as it is a careful examination of scientific discovery
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1907-1987
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macfarlane, Gwyn
Dewey number
  • 616/.014/0924
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QR31.F5
LC item number
M32 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100 F597m 1984
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fleming, Alexander
  • Fleming, Alexander
  • Fleming, Alexander
  • Fleming, Alexander
  • Bacteriologists
  • Penicillin
  • Bacteriologists
  • Penicillin
  • Great Britain
  • Bacteriology
  • Penicillins
  • Physicians
Label
Alexander Fleming, the man and the myth, Gwyn Macfarlane
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
"Fleming's main scientific papers": p. [293]-296
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ayrshire background -- The Flemings of Lochfield -- The Flemings in London -- St Mary's Hospital -- Alexander Fleming : medical student -- Almroth Edward Wright -- The Inoculation Department -- The pre-war years -- The casino at Boulogne -- From Boulogne to Lysozyme -- From Lysozyme to penicillin -- The discovery of penicillin : the bare bones -- The discovery of penicillin : trials and errors -- Twelve busy years -- Enter Florey -- The Oxford triumph -- The rising tide -- On the crest of the wave -- The world hero -- The last act -- Myths and mysteries -- A personal assessment
Control code
ocm09893971
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 304 p., [9] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674014909
Lccn
83018358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o09893971
  • (OCoLC)09893971
Label
Alexander Fleming, the man and the myth, Gwyn Macfarlane
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
"Fleming's main scientific papers": p. [293]-296
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Ayrshire background -- The Flemings of Lochfield -- The Flemings in London -- St Mary's Hospital -- Alexander Fleming : medical student -- Almroth Edward Wright -- The Inoculation Department -- The pre-war years -- The casino at Boulogne -- From Boulogne to Lysozyme -- From Lysozyme to penicillin -- The discovery of penicillin : the bare bones -- The discovery of penicillin : trials and errors -- Twelve busy years -- Enter Florey -- The Oxford triumph -- The rising tide -- On the crest of the wave -- The world hero -- The last act -- Myths and mysteries -- A personal assessment
Control code
ocm09893971
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 304 p., [9] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674014909
Lccn
83018358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o09893971
  • (OCoLC)09893971

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