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How did penicillin help win world war 2?

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November 20, 2010 5:03AM

Penicillin helped fight the infections of the wounds of the soldiers, In the British Army it was normal for it to take up to fourteen hours, this period of time would allow a wound to intensify. With the use of a penicillin dressing, the chance of a wound getting infected was vastly reduced and survival chances greatly increased. It It contributed to 95% recovery rate for wounded Allied soldiers. - KR.