Wartime Research

Bio Lab and Carnegie scientists worked together during World War II. Milislav Demerec and other Carnegie researchers were able to use Fricke's X-ray techniques to mutate Penicillium mold to produce higher yields of penicillin resulting in the increased production of wartime penicillin. Also at that time, Vernon Bryson developed an aerosol penicillin spray for respiratory infections using the "Cold Spring Harbor Aeroliser". An article in the "Victor News" in January, 1945, describes Bryson's achievement and the first uses of the aeroliser at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

 

      Vernon Bryson, 1947

 

 Milislav Demerec, 1945