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THE "WONDER DRUG"

CURES TOMMY PARR'S EYES Rec. 10 a.m. RUGBY, August 7. Penicillin lias saved the sight of Tommy Farr, the 31-year-okl British ex-heavy-vveight champion boxer. The Sunday Dispatch reports that Farr's sight was threatened by a serious infection, which has been growing for years. For 21 days he was given penicillin treatment. Every day for one and a half hours he was suspended head downwards while the sight-saving penicillin filtered through Ills nose and round tne infected eye. He is now completely cured. This British "wonder drug," discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming in research laboratories at St. Mary's Hospital, London, is being put to ever-increasing use.

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THE "WONDER DRUG", Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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THE "WONDER DRUG" Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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