A Fantastic Discovery by Antonio Arrigo is a well-written and educative book. It tells the story of a great Sardinian scientist, Professor Brotzu, who discovered cephalosporin from which a powerful antibiotic is derived. The central government did not take into consideration his discovery. On the other hand, drug companies saw no profit potential from this antibiotic. Therefore, Professor Brotzu donated his discovery to the University of Oxford for the sake of science and humanity.
A Fantastic Discovery is a metaphor for life. How many intellectual works are unknown to the public even if they are the result of the creative genius of artists and scientists! However, the work of genius has its own inner energy, which cannot remain buried forever. This is the case of Professor Brotzu, who will remain alive in our hearts now and for future generations.
Ettore Grillo author of these books:
– November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily
– A Hidden Sicilian History
– The Vibrations of Words
– Travels of the Mind