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.
Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming
accidentally discovers penicillin in 1928.