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Shell Oil Company Penicillin Research Print Advertisement


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The Shell Oil Company Penicillin Research Print Advertisement describes advances in the research of penicillin conducted by Shell Oil Company scientists that advanced the means of penicillin production, including increasing its potency by three to four times the required minimum standard. Originally printed in Life Magazine, this print advertisement was produced during World War II, and includes references to Shell Oil Company's wartime leadership in petroleum research and technology that produced finer fuels and lubricants for consumers.

The Shell Oil Company Penicillin Research Print Advertisement was purchased by the Science History Institute in 2006.

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Finding aid created and encoded into EAD by Sean Cureton.
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