Ronald P Rubin*
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Jacobs School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, USAFulltext PDF
Although the discovery of penicillin was attributed to Alexander Fleming, there were other talented scientists who participated in bringing about a favorable outcome. However, these individuals were unable to pursue the project to a successful completion for a variety of reasons. These missed opportunities were important lessons and merit attention, since they delayed the search for other antibiotics which would provide the foundation for developing chemotherapy as an extraordinarily effective drug regimen.
Penicillin; Penicillium notatum; Alexander Fleming; Paul Ehrlich; Fungus; Ernest Duchesne; Andre Gratia; Cecil Paine; Harold Raistrick; Roger Reid
Rubin RP. The Lesser Known Story of the Development of Chemotherapy and Its Circuitous Path. Ann Pharmacol Pharm. 2019; 4(1): 1165.