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Upland bacteriologist made penicillin to help patients in 1944
Contra Costa Times

Aloysius A. Aita had only one way to get penicillin for patients in Upland in 1944 – he had to make it himself. So the man who was San Antonio Community Hospital’s administrator for 32 years undertook the rather extraordinary act of brewing up batches of the newly developed “miracle drug,” which at the time was impossible to obtain any other way.