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Video: How penicillin was mass produced in World War II

American public information film depicting how penicillin was mass produced in America during the Second World War. In 1941 the Rockerfeller Foundation in America arranged for scientists Dr Howard Florey and Dr Ernst Chain to come over to ask for help in developing large quanities of the drug. The American Office of Scientific Research and Development agreed to help and 39 seperate drug laboratories started work. This was successful and by D-Day in 1944 300 billion units of penicillin were available to the armed services crossing the channel.