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Howard Florey, Alexander Fleming and the fairy tale of penicillin

Ivo D Vellar
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1): 52-53.
Published online: 1 July 2002

In reply: Our article aimed to show how history is often rewritten in narrative forms that are more appealing to the human need for heroes and for clear, memorable moral lessons.1 The challenge is to sort out whether the matters at stake are those of narrative style or substantial differences of fact.

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