Alexander Fleming

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Alexander Fleming, born 6th August 1881 was a doctor and medical researcher who discovered the antibiotic penicillin. In 1928 when conducting research on influenza he accidentally grew a collection of mould. When he observed the mould it appeared to kill any bacteria that surrounded it, he then isolated the active substance producing the antibiotic effect, naming it penicillin[1].

References

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/fleming_alexander.shtml
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