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Season 13 Episode 19

The Rise of a Wonder Drug

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 18, 1986 on PBS
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The Rise of a Wonder Drug
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In 1928, a biologist named Alexander Fleming made a revolutionary observation about the growth of mold. This observation would spark the invention of penicillin, a drug that changed the face of medicine in enormous ways. This episode examines the historical uses of penicillin and tracks its evolution and development over the decades.moreless

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