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, 149 (2), 135-6

The First Use of Penicillin in the United States

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The First Use of Penicillin in the United States

Charles M Grossman. Ann Intern Med.

Abstract

The first use of penicillin in the United States occurred in 1942 and saved a moribund patient who had beta-hemolytic streptococcal sepsis. Some of the circumstances involved in obtaining and using the drug are described.

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