Health and Welfare Research Group

11 November 2009, 12:00 - 14:00

CRASSH 17 Mill Lane

Medical Mobilisation: Penicillin, Mass Production and Total War

To access the Readings please contact Dr R Barnett 


1. Peter Neushul, Fighting Research: Army Participation in the Clinical Testing and Mass Production of Penicillin during the Second World War, in Roger Cooter et al. (eds), War, Medicine and Modernity (Sutton, 1998), pp. 203-224

2. Roger Cooter, War and Modern Medicine, in W.F. Bynum & Roy Porter (eds), Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine, 2 vols (Routledge, 1993), vol. 2, pp. 1536-73.

3. John Patrick Swann, The Search for Synthetic Penicillin during World War II, British Journal for the History of Science 16 (1983), 154-90.

4. Soraya de Chadarevian and Harmke Kamminga, Molecularizing Biology and Medicine: New Practices and Alliances, 1910s-1970s (Harwood, 1998), introduction, pp. 1-16.


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