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Fleming, Alexander.
THREE TYPED LETTERS SIGNED, TO C.E. COULTHARD

asking for "the composition of the medium on which you spore Penicillium notatum", discussing side-effects in ongoing trials of Penicillin lozenges manufactured by Boots, and on other scientific matters, 3 pages, 8vo, Inoculation Dept, St Mary's Hospital, London, 22 December 1942 to 9 April 1946, one letter laid down and wrapped in plastic, nicks and tears

[together with:] One typed letter signed by H.W. Florey, to Coulthard, on Penicillium notatum research ("...I should be very much obliged if you could let us have a very small quantity of notatin..."), 1 page, 8vo, William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford, 5 May 1944


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Letters by Fleming on Penicillin appear infrequently at auction. For C.E. Coulthard and his important contribution to early research into Penicillin see previous lot.

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