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Alexander Fleming is famous for discovering the usefulness of penicillin as an antibacterial agent. Raised in rural Scotland, he moved to London in his teens and worked as a shipping clerk and served in the Territorial Army. He earned his medical degree in 1906 from St. Mary's Medical School, where he spent his career (with the exception of a stint as a medical corps captain during World War I). A researcher in the area of antiseptics and antibacterial substances, in 1921 he discovered a natu More »
Born: August 6, 1881 (Lochfield, Aryshire, Scotland)

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The laboratory in which Fleming discovered and tested penicillin is preserved as the Alexander Fleming Laboratory ...

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Nov 5, 2015 ... But it was not until 1928 that penicillin, the first true antibiotic, was discovered by Alexander Fleming, Professor of Bacteriology at St. Mary's ...

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Jul 22, 2015 ... In 1928 Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, though he did not realize the full significance of his discovery for at least another decade.

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Sep 27, 2013 ... The discovery of penicillin, one of the world's first antibiotics, marks a ... As the story goes, Dr. Alexander Fleming, the bacteriologist on duty at ...

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Alexander Fleming was a Scottish physician-scientist who was recognised for discovering penicillin. The simple discovery and use of the antibiotic agent has ...

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Apr 27, 2017 ... Alexander Fleming was the doctor who revolutionized medicine with his discovery of penicillin. Learn more at Biography.com.

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Mar 3, 2017 ... In 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming made a chance discovery from an already discarded, contaminated Petri dish. The mold that had ...

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Alexander Fleming and the discovery of penicillin. Alexander Fleming was looking for ways to destroy bacteria. In 1928, he was growing lots of bacteria known ...

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Read a biography about the life of Sir Alexander Fleming who is best known for his discovery of penicillin.