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During World War II, Chester Keefer, MED chief of medicine and later dean, earned the nickname “czar” of penicillin.

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During World War II, Chester Keefer, MED chief of medicine and later dean, was chairman of the National Research Council’s Committee on Chemotherapeutics and Other Agents. He determined how the limited supply of penicillin was distributed to patients, thus earning the nickname “czar” of penicillin.