Medicine: Penicillin by Mouth

Penicillin, the miraculous curer of human disease, has long suffered serious ills of its own. Because it is destroyed by the stomach's gastric juices, doctors have had to administer it by injection. Because it is excreted so rapidly by the kidneys, the injections have had to be repeated every two hours. Result: for the patient, hospitalization and pain; for the doctor, a time-consuming nuisance.

Announced in Manhattan last week was a cure for penicillin's handicaps. Dr. Raymond L. Libby, American Cyanamid Co. biophysicist, reported that he had perfected a method of administering the drug...

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