Inset right) Sir Alexander Fleming
with the Queen Mother
at work in his lab and left, at his wedding to second wife Dr Amalia Koutsouri-Vourekas in 1953
He is the son of Alexander Fleming
, the Ayrshire–born scientist whose discovery of penicillin won him a Nobel Prize for medicine as well as a place in history as one of the most famous Scots of all time.
And that Sir Alexander Fleming
who invented it, he was a real prat.
Do you know what these scientists are known for: Alexander Fleming
, Benjamin Franklin, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow?
When Sir Alexander Fleming
observed in 1928 that colonies of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus could be destroyed by the mold Penicillium notatum, a new age was about to dawn--an age in which physicians would finally have effective weapons to use in their fight against infectious diseases.
Sixteen years after discovering penicillin, Alexander Fleming
predicted in a 1945 New York Times interview that the misuse of antibiotics could lead to the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria.
SYNGENTA RADIO SPOT Announcer: In 1928, Alexander Fleming
studied some mold and changed history by discovering penicillin.
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grows bacteria for study in his sometimes disorderly London laboratory.
The Sir Alexander Fleming
Building merges four medical schools into one through an ingenious use of space.