chapter  3
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Scientific research in the Second World War: The case for Bacinol, Dutch penicillin

ByMARLENE BURNS

In November 1945, the recovery of Maria Geene, a patient in Delft’s Bethel Hospital, signalled the success of the development of penicillin at NV Nederlandsche Gist-en Spiritusfabriek (NG&SF: Netherlands Yeast and Spirits Factory) in Delft, The Netherlands, during the Second World War, whilst under occupation by Nazi Germany.