- Howard Florey made history when he discovered how to make and use penicillin, the first natural antibiotic.
- The son of an Adelaide shoe manufacturer, Florey was an outstanding scholar and sportsman.
- He won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he proved to be a brilliant researcher.
- In those days, people died from minor diseases, infected cuts or wounds.
- Working against tremendous odds, Florey and his team made penicillin available in time to save huge numbers of soldiers injured in WWII.
- He was knighted and awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to medicine.
- This spirited biography includes photographs, illustrations and a glossary.
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