The Bulletin of the U. S. Army Medical Department, on supply of penicillin. World War II.

The Bulletin of the U. S. Army Medical Department, on supply of penicillin.

Washington DC: War Department, Office of the Surgeon General, May 1944. Pamphlet. Thanks to Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau, the first American woman to earn a doctorate in chemical engineering, her development of deep tank fermentation and the design of the first production plant for large scale production of penicillin saved thousands of lives in the second world war. In July of 1943 the War Production Board drew up a plan for the mass distribution of penicillin stocks to Allied troops fighting in Europe; by June of 1945, over 646 billion units per year were being produced, saving an estimated 12 to 15% of Allied lives.

This is a monthly bulletin issued to acquaint medical personnel of the Medical Department informed on developments in war medicine, including penicillin: "Penicillin is becoming available in such increasing amounts that at present there is sufficient quantity to treat all patients in which this form of therapy is indicated." (p18).

Other topics include: anesthesia, rheumatic fever, blood bank, Russians return 70% of wounded to service, psychoneurosis, dental clinics, diphtheria, shortage of nurses, etc. 8vo, 122pp, staple bound. Tan paper wrappers, front & rear wrapper detached & bit chipped at edges. Very good overall. Item #21704

Price: $125.00

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