On the antibacterial action of cultures of a penicillium with special reference to their use in the isolation of B. influenzae

Alexander Fleming's method of working with staphylococcus and experiments with mould.

Date: Published in 1929.
Publication: 'British Journal of Experimental Pathology', Volume 10, Pages 226-236.

This paper by Alexander Fleming considers matters such as the character of mould and methods of examining cultures for antibacterial substance.

There are several tables of information, such as the 'inhibitory power of penicillin', and photographs of culture plates. One of the plates had been planted with nasal mucus from someone who had a cold.

Fleming's experiments were carried out in the laboratories of the Inoculation Department at St Mary's Hospital, London.

B. influenzae refers to Bacillus influenzae.