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Discovery - Penicillin

UK, 1964 (MIFF 1964)

Director: Denis Rich

The story of penicillin from Sir Alexander Fleming's discovery, through the work of Florey and Chain, perfecting its use to its large scale production during the Second World War, and the research that goes on today.

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