Biography Of Alexander Fleming


Sir Alexander Fleming (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1954) was born in the county of East Ayrshire in Scotland around 1881. Biologist as well as pharmacist best known because of his work on the discovery and development of the antibiotic penicillin, which was discovered in 1928. He was awarded the Nobel Prize, jointly with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain for medicine in 1945.

After four years working for a shipping company and a gift from a relative allowed Fleming to study as a doctor at St Mary’s Hospital London. Then he joined the department of research, specializing in the relatively recent field of bacteriology.

During the First World War, Fleming served in the medical service and was a part of the hospitals on the Western Front; during his military service, his name was mentioned in the dispatches.

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