Alexander Fleming


Alexander Fleming was born in Ayrshire on 6 August 1881 and he was the son of a farmer. He discovered lysozyme, an enzyme occurring in many body fluids, such as tears. He published a report on penicillin and its potential uses. In recognition for his contribution, Alexander Fleming was knighted in 1944. With Chain and Florey he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945.

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Gold Medal in Bacteriology

Gold Medal in Bacteriology

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