Rise Up To Life
A biography of Howard Walter Florey who made penicillin and gave it to the world
by Lennard Bickel
Angus and Robertson, 1972, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0207954542
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket has minor edge and shelf wear
'Rise Up to Life follows Florey's career from his university days in Adelaide, through the period of his greatest research projects at Oxford, Cambridge and Sheffield which culminated in his success with penicillin, to the final years of his life when he was the first Australian to be elected President of teh Royal Society. It tells how Florey had to fight, in teh pre-war years, for funds for his research; and how, finally, he turned to the United States for help. It was in America that production of the penicillin mould was increased so dramatically that a sufficient quantity of the drug was available to treat the wounded during the Normandy landings.'