August 6, 2005

Today In History...


Sir Alexander Fleming is born today in 1881. Famous for his discovery of the antibiotic penicillin, he was unable to find a way to produce effective quantities of the drug until two other scientists, Florey and Chain, developed a method of purifying it. All three were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945.

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photo: Nobelprize.org

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