Howard Florey

Lennard Bickel
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Published

30 April 1992

ISBN

9780522847123

Weight

450g

Size

227mm x 154mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Howard Florey

Lennard Bickel
Biography of Howard Florey, the brilliant Australian who developed penicillin, enabling a mastery of disease and death never before imagined.
Howard Florey was the brilliant, ambitious and sometimes ruthless Australian who developed penicillin, the first antibiotic, enabling a mastery of disease and death never before imagined in human history.This many-sided man was the first Australian to be President of the Royal Society and when he died in 1968, Sir Robert Menzies said 'in terms of world well-being, Florey was the most important man ever born in Australia'.
Howard Florey was the brilliant, ambitious and sometimes ruthless Australian who developed penicillin, the first antibiotic, enabling a mastery of disease and death never before imagined in human history.This many-sided man was the first Australian to be President of the Royal Society and when he died in 1968, Sir Robert Menzies said 'in terms of world well-being, Florey was the most important man ever born in Australia'.

About the author

Lennard Bickel is an eminent Australian writer and commentator on scientific affairs. Among his other books are The Southern Universe, Facing Starvation, This Accursed Land, The Deadly Element, and Shackleton's Forgotten Argonauts.

About Lennard Bickel

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