Alexander Fleming

Pharmacologist Alexander Fleming "mistakenly" invented the antibiotic Penicillin. The medical breakthrough saved, is saving, and will continue to save millions of lives, all thanks to an accidental mistake made by a great scientist.

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Why did Alexander Fleming become so famous?

Alexander Fleming is famous for discovering the usefulness of penicillin as an antibacterial agent

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How did Alexander Flemming earn his nickname?

Penicillin Man for discovering penicillin

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Who was Alexander Fleming?

Alexander Fleming was a scientist, born near Darvel in Ayrshire, Scotland, on 6 August 1881. He was educated at St Mary's Hospital medical school in London until World War I. Whilst here, he gained a great deal of experience in a battlefield hospital in France. He observed firsthand the effects of infections in dying soldiers, and this motivated him to increase his efforts to find an effective means of fighting infection.

Fleming is known for his discovery of the antibiotic substance penicillin from the fungus Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945. What is more remarkable was how this discovery came about quite by accident.

Fleming was an untidy worker, often leaving his equipment uncleaned. When he went away for a holiday during 1828, he left a clutter of plates growing various bacteria lying about his desk. After he returned, whilst working on an influenza virus he noticed that mould had grown on a staphylococcus culture plate. Not only that, the mould had created a bacteria-free circle around itself. Working on an hypothesis, he experimented further to determine that even a weaker-strength mould culture prevented growth of staphylococci. Thus, Fleming initiated the development and practice of antibiotic therapy for infectious diseases.

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What did Alexander Fleming invent and when?

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How did Alexander Fleming discover penicillin?

Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin came about by accident.

Fleming was an untidy worker, often leaving his equipment uncleaned. When he went away for a holiday during 1828, he left a clutter of plates growing various bacteria lying about his desk. After he returned, whilst working on an influenza virus he noticed that mould had grown on a staphylococcus culture plate. Not only that, the mould had created a bacteria-free circle around itself. Working on an hypothesis, he experimented further to determine that even a weaker-strength mould culture prevented growth of staphylococci. Thus, Fleming initiated the development and practice of antibiotic therapy for infectious diseases.

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Did Alexander Fleming have any pets?

No He did not have a pet.

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When did Alexander Flaming invent penicillin?

To be approximate Alexander Fleming invented he discovered it in 1928

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What is the connection between Sir Alexander Fleming and Sir Winston Churchill?

They both have "Sir" in front of their names.

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Why did Alexander Fleming get a Nobel Science Prize?

After he invented penicilin

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What important discovery Alexander Fleming made?

The discovery for which Fleming is probably best-known is the antibiotic Penicillin.

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Who was Sir Alexander Fleming?

Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin killed bacteria and so we could treat a lot of infections that previously would have killed people.

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Did Alexander Fleming ever get married?

Yes Fleming did get married, he even had a son.

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How old was Alexander Fleming when he died?

He died at 74 years old.

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How old was Alexander bell when he died?

He was 82

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How did Alexander Fleming find out about microbes?

Alexander Fleming made his discoveries quite by accident. Fleming was an untidy worker, and during the summer of 1828 he went away for a holiday, but left a clutter of plates growing various bacteria lying about his desk. When he returned, whilst working on an influenza virus he noticed that mould had developed accidentally on a staphylococcus culture plate, and that the mould had created a bacteria-free circle around itself. Further experimentation proved that even a weaker-strength mould culture prevented growth of staphylococci. Thus, Fleming initiated the development and practice of antibiotic therapy for infectious diseases.

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How Old Was Alexander Bain When He Died?

Alexander Bain was born in 1818 and died in 1903. He would have been 84 or 85, depending on the date of his birthday.

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How many kids did Alexander Fleming have?

Sir Alexander Fleming had one child and he was married to Sarah Morion

Alexander Fleming married Sasha toply

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Names of 10 biological scientists with photos and their inventions?

hi this is tamilan siva,2006-andrew z.fire &craig c.mello discovered rna interference.

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What year did Alexander Fleming invent antibiotics?

1928

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Why was Alexander Fleming discovery important?

Alexander's discovery was very important because it has saved many lives and shortened the length of lots of illnesses.

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Or because Alexander discovery saved peoples lives and he had shortned the length o millions of illnesses!

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How does Alexander Fleming affect your lives today?

He discovered Penicillin.

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An antibiotic discovered by Alexander Fleming?

Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928.

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When was Alexander Fleming born and died from what?

Alexander Fleming was born on 6 August 1881 and died of a heart attack on 11 March 1955 at the age of 73.

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Is ian Fleming related to Alexander Fleming?

No. His father, Valentine Fleming, was born a year after Alexander Fleming was. Plus, Ian is of British nationality while Alexander is of Scottish nationality. However, Valentine's father was named Robert Fleming, and surprisingly enough Alexander named his son Robert also.

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