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Today in World War II History—Mar. 1, 1944

Advertisement about penicillin from Schenley Laboratories, 14 August 1944

Advertisement about penicillin from Schenley Laboratories, 14 August 1944

75 Years Ago—Mar. 1, 1944: Pfizer opens first commercial plant for large-scale production of penicillin by submerged-culture method, in Brooklyn.

In the US, toothpaste buyers no longer have to turn in old tubes to buy new (required since 4 April 1942 due to tin shortage). Read more: “Make It Do—Metal Shortages in World War II”