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 What is Alexander Fleming famous for?

Answer During World War I, Scottish physician Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) served in the British Royal Army Medical Corps in an attempt to reduce soldiers' deaths from infection. In 1928, he made the acc... Read More »
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What did Alexander Fleming accomplish?

Born on August 6, 1881, in Lochfield, Scotland, Sir Alexander Fleming developed penicillin, the first antibiotic medication, while studying the influenza virus, according to the Nobel Prize Foundat... Read More »
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What did alexander fleming discover?

Alexander Fleming was a biologist who discovered penicillin in 1928. Fleming discovered penicillin while trying to figure out how to treat bacterial infections suffered by World War I soldiers. Aft... Read More »
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What did Sir Alexander Fleming invent?

Scottish-born microbiologist Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 while working in St. Mary's Hospital in London. The antimicrobial effect of penicillin against many disease-causing ... Read More »
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When was Alexander Fleming knighted?

Sir Alexander Fleming, the Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who discovered and named penicillin in 1928, was knighted in 1944. Fleming also was awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1945 for hi... Read More »
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