Sir Alexander Fleming 2

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Sir Alexander Fleming 2

Sir Alexander Fleming

*Born August 6, 1881 near Darvel Scottland*Died March 11, 1955 of Myocardial infarction (heart attack)*Attended Polytechnic University and St Marys St Mary's Hospital Medical Schoo and earned Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery


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* Saved millions of lives by preventing deaths from minor diseases and infections.*Population *Bacteria becomes resistant and stronger form of penicillin is needed

Penicillin is an antibiotic that kills bacteria by blocking the enzyme, transpeptidase, from forming a strong cell wall resulting in lysis (cell burst).

How Penicillin Works

Worked in Bacteriology, Chemotherapy, and ImmunologyReasearch focused on bacteriologyDiscovered Penicllin, the "Wonder Drug"Shared 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Ernst B. Chain and Sir Howard W. Florey for their work on penicillin.

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Pencillin Structure


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