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Definition of the noun alexander fleming
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- Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)
- Alexander Fleming: Sir Alexander Fleming, FRSE, FRS, FRCS was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.
- also known as Sir Alexander Fleming; Флеминг, Александр; 亚历山大·弗莱明
- born on (134 years ago) in Lochfield, child of Grace Stirling Morton and Hugh Fleming
- ethnicity: Scottish people
- nationality: United Kingdom
- religion: Catholicism
- profession: Biologist, scientist, pharmacologist
- parent of Robert Fleming
- died on (60 years ago) in London of myocardial infarction
- written works: "Penicillin, its practical application"
- some of the awards:
- Alexander Fleming, M.D., was born in 1824 at Edinburgh, where he studied medicine and graduated M.D. in 1844.
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by American Heritage Dictionary
BIOGRAPHY Alexander Fleming Many famous scientific discoveries come about by accident, and such was the case with penicillin. The first and still best-known antibiotic, ...
Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)
Alexander Fleming, Discoverer of Penicillin Andre ́ Maurois Translated by Gerard Hopkins Intro by Robert Cruickshank Jonathan Cape 1959 Penicillin Man : Alexander Fleming and The Antibiotic Revolution Kevin Brown Sutton 2004 Florey, ...
The Star Trek Encyclopedia (2011)
by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, Debbie Mirek
The Fleming was named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the British bacteriologist who discovered penicillin. Fletcher, Ensign. EnterpriseD engineering crew member. During the ship's mission to the Typhon Expanse in 2368, Fletcher was working ...
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- Alexander Fleming plaque
All over London the former homes of well-known figures are marked by plaques.
Photo credit: Monica Arellano-Ongpin
- Homage to Alexander Fleming
@ the home of Spanish bullfighting - Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid
It was erected by subscription from grateful matadors, as penicillin greatly reduced the number of deaths in the bullring.
Photo credit: Sputnik 2
- Homage to Alexander Fleming (ii)
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- Nobel prize medal awarded to Alexander Fleming, 1945.
The inscription on reverse side reads; 'Alexander Fleming Prix Nobel 1945'. In 1928 Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) had discovered that a strain of penicillium mould exuded a substance which killed certain bacteria. Following the German firm IG Farben's announcement of the first general purpose bacteria-killing drug Prontosil, Fleming now saw it as a possible medicine and gave this sample to a colleague at St Mary's Hospital, London. Penicillin was eventually isolated in 1939, and from 1942 became an important drug. Although the work leading to this was largely carried out by Howard Florey and Ernst Chain, Fleming shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine with them in 1945.
Photo credit: Science Museum London
- Alexander Fleming blue plaque
Clever man that Fleming
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Quotes about Alexander Fleming
It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual. (Alexander Fleming)
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