alexander fleming

alexander fleming

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  • Alexander Fleming was born in Scotland on the 6th of August 1881.
  • In 1895, he moved to London. Prior to this, he attended the Louden Moor School, the Darvel School and Kilmarnock Academy.
  • In the war, he served in the royal army medical corps.
  • Originally he planned to become a surgeon. However, he was temporarily placed in the vaccination department of St. Mary's hospital., which lead him to become interested in bacterial research.
  • In 1928, Alexander Fleming returned to his lab from a holiday and realised that mold was growing  on a  culture of Staphyloccus Aureus that he had left out. He also noticed that the mold had destroyed some of the colonies in the dish. He named it penicillin, after the mold.
  • He decided to look into this penicillin drug more. He recognised that it 
  • In 1939, Oxford University began to research and develop penicillin. This is what eventually led to the mass production of penicillin, because it was being produced and made there. 
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