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.
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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