Alexander Fleming


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Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)

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Yours sincerely, Alexander Fleming Amenities Manager
SIR ALEXANDER FLEMING August 6,1881 – March 11,1955 Discovered penicillin
Ever since Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming found that human tears contain antiseptic proteins called lysozymes about a century ago, scientists have tried to solve the mystery of how they could relentlessly wipe out far larger bacteria.
A more conventional account would credit the discovery of penicillin ("mould juice") to Sir Alexander Fleming and his untidy lab work.
Alexander Fleming and Marie Curie are brought to life, watch A Very Brief History of Science by comedy team Punk Science or see the Museum 80 years ago courtesy of the Time Warp.
Alexander Fleming, ex-FDA (formerly headed diabetes drug review) said, "There is no more active and controversial therapeutic development area than for diabetes drugs.
We had read how Alexander Fleming had discovered a medicine called an antibiotic in 1928.
Although Sir Alexander Fleming is widely accepted as the person who discovered penicillin, it is only because of the foresight, determination and courage of two other persons that the leap between the discovery and application of penicillin occurred.
In his 1945 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Alexander Fleming noted the danger of resistance: "It is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them, and the same thing has occasionally happened in the body.
Penicillin Man: Alexander Fleming and the Antibiotic Revolution.
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.
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