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Alexander Fleming Presentation
Transcript of Alexander Fleming Presentation
March 2013 Field of Science Discoveries Alexander Fleming left his family
when he was 13 years old to join his brother and stepbrother in London.
At the time many Scottish people left for another country hoping for better career opportunities. Alexander Fleming, Walter Florey, and
Ernst Chain received the Nobel Prize in
Fleming also was knighted in 1944.
He has received 25 honorary degrees,
26 medals, 18 prizes, and honorary
membership in 89 scientific academies and
societies. Alexander Fleming's most famous discovery
was penicillin. He discovered it in 1928. Personal Life:
Alexander's Family Siblings: 7
Parents: Hugh Fleming and Mary Morton Fleming
They all lived on Hugh Fleming's sheep farm in Dorval, Scotland. (1881-1955) First of all, without penicillin people would still be dying of diseases such as streptococcus. Penicillin showed scientists everywhere that
was a cure for bacterial diseases, which inspired lots of scientists everywhere. He also showed the world that there was a drug in the world that could be used for a very long time without a replacement. Achievements and
Awards Personal Life:
Leaving the Family Impact on the
Biological World Before he decided that he would become a bacteriologist, he had considered being a surgeon. He spent his entire career at the
Inoculation Department, and worked
with Almroth Wright. Discovering penicillin was an accident! He found a growth plate with penicillin on it one day, and he noticed that the bacteria around it was killed. This is a picture of penicillin. And Inventions Another one of his discoveries was lysozyme. He discovered lysozyme in 1921. Some side effects of penicillin are diarrhea, dizzyness\nausea, fever, rash, and throwing
up. This is a picture of
as he's about to receive
the Nobel Prize. This giant clock sits in
There was a possibility
that Alexander Fleming
saw this clock during his
studies in London. This is a growth plate This is a video on
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in a growth plate. Thank you for listening!