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(Sir) Alexander Fleming

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The
Miracle
Alexander Fleming was just doing research when he noticed something: Some mold was growing near a bacteria culture, and it was eradicating the bacteria! Fleming placed the mold in a sciency broth, and noticed that even mixed with that, it still destroyed germs. He had just discovered Penicillin.
The
Family
Alexander's dad was widowed, and had 4 kids: Jane, Hugh, Tom, and Mary. He married Alex's mom and then had 4 more: Grace, John, Alexander, and Robert. This makes 4 brothers and 3 sisters. So,
Alex had an extensive family.
Alexander's
Jobs
Happy
Ending,
Right?
It turns out that for a time, Penicillin did not catch on. Alex had a little help, however, and soon enough.....
Happy
Ending it
is
Thanks to a few polite gentlemen, Alex was able to get the word out about penicillin. He was soon awarded with a Nobel prize in 1945, 10 years before his death.
(Sir) Alexander Fleming
Inventor of Penicillin

Alexander's
Life Span
Age: 73

Born: August 6, 1881; Aryshire, Scotland.

Died: March 11, 1955; London, England.
Royal Army Medical Corps, WW1,
found that antiseptics harmed
people more than helped.

After war, he became the
assistant director at St. Mary's
Inoculation Department.
Alexander Fleming,
Medical Hero
Citations
Gottfried, Ted.
Alexander
Fleming: Discoverer of
Penicillin
. New York:
Franklin Watts, 1997.

"Alexander Fleming."
Biography.com. February 26 2014 <http://www.biography.com/people/alexander-fleming-9296894>
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