Alexander Fleming's Birthday

Aug 6th

Suggested by amk358 on Nov 2nd

Alexander Fleming was a Scottish bacteriologist, famous for his discovery of penicillin. Flemming grew up on a farm. As a young man, he served in World War I in the Medical Corps, giving him an opportunity to witness the death of many soldiers from infected wounds. After the war, he accidentally discovered antibiotics. In 1945, he was co-awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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