The Circulation of Penicillin in Spain: Health, Wealth and Authority By María Jesús Santesmases
English | EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 246 Pages | ISBN : 331969717X | 2.09 MB
This book reconstructs the early circulation of penicillin in Spain, a country exhausted by civil war (1936–1939), and oppressed by Franco’s dictatorship. Embedded in the post-war recovery, penicillin’s voyages through time and across geographies – professional, political and social – were both material and symbolic. This powerful antimicrobial captivated the imagination of the general public, medical practice, science and industry, creating high expectations among patients, who at times experienced little or no effect.