Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fact of the Day: Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming was a Scottish scientist who discovered anti-antibiotics, specifically the first form of penicillin. The discovery was mostly accidental, but it did quickly revolutionize medicine and saved countless lives. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and was granted a knighthood. 

10 comments:

  1. A great achievement and saved many lives.

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  2. A great discovery indeed to take seed

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  3. That knighthood was well-deserved.

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  4. How many untold millions of lives did he save? Awesome. I just finished antibiotics for an ear infection. Thanks, Dr Fleming!

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  5. Sloppy housekeeping led to the discovery of penicillin.

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  6. A lot of important discoveries are by accident, makes it all the more fascinating, what a great man!

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  7. He is more a hero than any sports person any day. Too bad they didn't have this during the great flu epidemic of 1918

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  8. I just asked my husband and can't believe he remembered about the accidental discovery, etc. Sheesh! What an amazing researcher he was! He certainly revolutionized medicine.

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