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Fleming, Alexander, Sir

Lochfield, Ayrshire, Scotland

London, England

Degrees: M.B., B.S., University of London, 1908
Career: 1901 scholarship to St. Mary´s Hospital Medical School, London University; 1906 Conjoint Board Diploma; 1908 gained M.B., B.S. with a gold medal from University of London; 1909 completed fellowship examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; lecturer at St. Mary´s until 1914; served throughout World War I as a captain in the Army Medical Corps; 1918 return to St. Mary´s; 1921 assistant director of the Inoculation Department at the Royal College of Surgeons of England; 1928-48 professor of bacteriology, University of London; 1946-55 director of the Wright-Fleming-Institute; 1943 elected Fellow of the Royal Society and knighted in 1944; shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1945 with Ernst Boris Chain and Howard W. Florey for his discovery of penicillin in 1928.
Selected works: Fleming, Alexander. 1929. On Lysozyme.: A Bacteriolytic Ferment Found Normally in Tissues and Secretions. The Lancet 213: 217-270 Fleming, Alexander. 1929. On the Antibacterial Action of Cultures of a Penicillium, with Special Reference to Their Use in the Isolation of B. influenzae. British Journal of Experimental Pathology 10: 226-236
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