, MD, is President and CEO of Kinexum and co-founder and Chairman of Exsulin Corporation.
Quite apart from politics, literature and the arts, those luminaries include (among others): John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie, James Dewar, John Boyd Dunlop, Alexander Fleming
, James Gregory, Douglas Haig, David Hume, David Livingstone, John McAdam, Robert McAlpine, Charles Macintosh, Adam Smith, Robert Thomson, Robert Watson-Watt and James Watt.
He asked: "Can you name the famous brothers - one an actor, one a broadcaster whose father helped Alexander Fleming
with the discovery of penicillin?
IN 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming
made a chance discovery from an already discarded, contaminated Petri dish used to culture bacteria.
It was Sir Alexander Fleming
who discovered penicillin, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine.
1881: Alexander Fleming
, Scottish bacteriologist, who discovered penicillin, was born.
If the oil idea still sounds outlandish, consider that penicillin, the first therapeutically useful antibiotic, was referred to as "mold juice" following its discovery by Alexander Fleming
THE world lost one of the 20th century's most remarkable scientists in March 1955 when Alexander Fleming
died of a heart attack at the age of 73.
WHEN did scientists Albert Einstein and Alexander Fleming
Penicillin, discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming
in 1928, became the first widely used antibiotic in the 1940s.
Penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming
but it wasn't until 1938 that Howard Florey and Ernst Chain found a way to produce it.
looks at the Oxford medical team which, in the 1940s, successfully isolated penicillin from the culture in which it develops, thereby completing the work begun by Alexander Fleming
in the 1920s.