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John C Sheehan

Titles by This Author

The Untold Story of Penicillin

The laboratory synthesis of penicillin, with its intractable beta-lactam structure or "enchanted ring," proved to be one of the most difficult problems ever undertaken by organic chemists. In this book, John Sheehan, the man who succeeded in synthesizing penicillin after others had given up, recounts the discovery and development of this remarkable drug.