Originally printed in the Aug. 7, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley news.
One of the factors which contributed to the Allies victory in World War II was the mass production and use of penicillin in military hospitals. Today its use as an antibiotic has been surpassed by a host of other medicines. In the 1940’s and 50’s penicillin was the primary antibiotic for battlefield infections as well as many . . .