Alexander Fleming

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Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)

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The computer came fifth and Graham Bell's telephone came sixth just ahead of Sir Alexander Flemming's discovery of Penicillin.
But Hall reminds the reader that, beyond the promise and the peril, progress can sometime occur by accident--as when a spore unexpectedly drifted into Alexander Flemming's window, contaminating one of his Petri dishes, and setting the stage for the discovery of a true scientific miracle: penicillin.
Legendary New York City restaurateur TOOTS SHOR to SIR ALEXANDER FLEMMING, discoverer of penicillin, upon seeing a jockey who had finished fifth in the Kentucky Derby coming into his restaurant: "Excuse me, AI, somebody important just came through the door and I gotta say hello to him."
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