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Who did invent the Petri dish? The mystery deepens... | Milton Wainwright
Oh the problems of assigning credit to discoveries! Just when I thought I had pinned down the discoverer of the ‘Petri’ dish as the English scientist, Percy Frankland (.lGzi4 Quarterly 25, 98-99) I receive news of a counter claim. This comes from Dr Philip P. Mortimer of the Central Public Health Laboratory, Colindale, who wrote …