People are frequently curious how I got involved in this penicillin book.
They ask "do you have a medical or science degree or something?"
I don't - particularly the 'something' .
All I can say is that all my life I have been badly bitten by the curiosity bug.
I have always been intensely curious - about anything and everything.
Like a dog with a bone.
Here , for example, is a picture taken on Vancouver's English Bay Beach in the Fall of 1960.
My parents treasure it :
I have just turned nine and while all other kids are running around playing in the sand, there I am sitting and reading a newspaper that some adult had thoughtfully/thoughtlessly left behind.
I don't know whether this curiosity is a gift from God or a curse from God, but there it is....
Michael Marshall, penicillin researcher, age nine, relaxing on beach...