Skip to Content

Traditional Geocache

Penicillin Patch

A cache by jusojara Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/28/2008
In Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Related Web Page

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

A simple cache near a busy intersection. Cache is a 300ml container so is suitable for small swaps.

PENICILLIN PATCH



Sir Howard Walter FLOREY
1898 - 1968.

Penicillin had been discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 – 1955) in 1928 as a result of observations on a mould which developed on some germ culture plates but the active substance was not isolated. In 1939, Florey and Ernst Boris Chain (1906 – 1979) headed a team of British scientists, financed by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, whose efforts led to the successful small-scale manufacture of the drug from the liquid broth in which it grows. In 1940 a report was issued describing how penicillin had been found to be a chemotherapeutic agent capable of killing sensitive germs in the living body. Thereafter great efforts were made, with government assistance, to enable sufficient quantities of the drug to be made for use in World War II to treat war wounds.
Fleming, Chain and Florey shared in the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work with Penicillin.
Florey had a distinguished career that culminated in his appointment as the Chancellor of the Australian National University, right here in Canberra, from 1965 until his death in 1968.

This cache is placed in his honour near the Drive named after him.

**FTF Honors to mr_roo**

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gev-Gerr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

Find...

301 Logged Visits

Found it 281     Didn't find it 7     Write note 5     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 6     Owner Maintenance 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 8 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated: on 9/17/2017 9:05:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time (4:05 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page