Charles M. Grossman, MD
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The first use of penicillin in the United States occurred in 1942 and saved a moribund patient who had β-hemolytic streptococcal sepsis. Some of the circumstances involved in obtaining and using the drug are described.
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Grossman CM. The First Use of Penicillin in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2008;149:135–136. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-149-2-200807150-00009
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(2):135-136.
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