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The Collected Papers of Joseph F. Alicino


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Joseph F. Alicino was an analytical chemist employed by E.R. Squibb and Sons at the Squibb Institute for Medical research. At the outset of WWII he played a key role in the deployment of penicillin by isolating its chemical structure, which enabled the drug to go into mass production. Joseph F. Alcino was born in the Bronx 1911 and died in Metuchen, NJ in 1994.

The reprints gathered together seem to reflect the whole of Alicino's career. As might be expected a good number of the papers concern penicillin, its history and its production.

This is a collection of bound reprints, but has elements of a scrapbook. The volume includes bound-in photographs, autographs of co-workers, etc. The date range suggests it covers the whole of Alicino's career.

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