August Penicillin Awareness 2019

Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin

Alexander Fleming was born on 6 August 1881, He qualified with distinction in 1906 in 1928, while studying influenza he found a dish with a bacterial ring around the mould this became known as penicillin. Fleming wrote numerous papers on bacteriology, immunology and chemotherapy. In 1944 he was knighted and in 1945 won a noble prize in medicine in 1955 he died of a heart attack.

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