Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Update on My Attempt to Make My Own Penicillin

So one of the great things about working at a post-secondary institution is that we have a lot of very educated people working here. Therefore, I talked with Jason, who is a chemist by training, about my desire to make my own penicillin - for emergency purposes, you understand.

Well the good news is I could make it in my kitchen, no problem, with the right tools; he could even tell me the book I needed from the University to get the recipe. The bad news, it won't help me as the recipe in this book is about a hundred generations too old to have any effect. Thwarted again! It appears (I am learning more about penicillin than I ever wanted to know) that Penicillin needs to be constantly reformulated to overcome resistance (damn, super bug). So I am back at square one, intimately tied to my doctor for my foreseeable viral future.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

You need to contact Claire and see how far she has come in perfecting penicillan. Two heads are better than one (no matter how many centuries apart).

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