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The penicillin teapot

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:33
  1. Mary N Finlay (, retired general practitioner
  1. Uxbridge

    Almost exactly 60 years ago, on 1 June 1946, penicillin first became available to general practitioners. I remember it well. Previously penicillin had been available only to hospitals and the armed forces, so we were eager to have a chance to use it.

    At that …

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