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Paperback | $30.00 Short | £20.95 | ISBN: 9780262690850| April 1984
 

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The Enchanted Ring

The Untold Story of Penicillin

Overview

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.

Reviews

"Any research scientist should find this book interesting. Many issues encountered such as national security related academic censorship, university-industrial contractual relationships, and international patent rights, are provocative and timely. This book would be entertaining supplemental reading for students in courses in organic chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, or the history and sociology of science."—Science Books & Films

Endorsements

"Any research scientist should find this book interesting. Many issues encountered such as national security related academic censorship, university-industrial contractual relationships, and international patent rights, are provocative and timely. This book would be entertaining supplemental reading for students in courses in organic chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, or the history and sociology of science."
Science Books & Films