Yellow Magic: The Story of Penicillin 8501

An industrial plant with enormous tanks, pipes, ladders and catwalks.

Penicillin, which started life as a laboratory curiosity, has grown into a giant industry. Over $20,000,000 has been spent on plants such as this.
This photo appeared in an earlier popular account of antibiotic discovery, Yellow Magic: the Story of Penicillin by J. D. Ratcliff, published in 1945.

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  1. Penicillin plant was build during WWWII included 15,000 gallon fermentation tanks for growing the molds. Actually over $20,000,000 has been spent on this plant . This is a big plant . Yellow magic earlier appeared this popular photo. keep posting such knowledge able blogs.

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