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Alexander Fleming - Science / Medicine

Alexander Fleming - Medicine

Alexander Fleming - Scotland

1881 - 1955 (aged 74)
Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming shared a Nobel Prize with Florey and Chain in 1945 for the isolation
of the antibiotic substance penicillin from the fungus Penicillium notatum in 1928.

It was a discovery that would change the course of history. The active ingredient in that
mold, which Fleming named penicillin, turned out to be an infection-fighting agent of
enormous potency. When it was finally recognized for what it was � the most
efficacious life-saving drug in the world � penicillin would alter forever the treatment of
bacterial infections.

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Type Title Year
Discovery Penicillin 1928
Noble Prize Medicine 1945