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  1. Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)


  1. 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.
  2. Alexander Fleming, M.D., was born in 1824 at Edinburgh, where he studied medicine and graduated M.D. in 1844.
    • born in (192 years ago) in Edinburgh
    • died on (140 years ago) in Brixton

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Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

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, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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, ...

Google previewThe 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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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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