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date: 03 July 2020

Fleming, Sir Alexanderlocked

(1881–1955)
  • Michael Worboys

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Fleming, Sir Alexander (1881–1955), bacteriologist and discoverer of penicillin, was born on 6 August 1881, the third of the four children of Hugh Fleming (d. 1888), farmer, of Lochfield, in the parish of Loudoun near Darvel, in Ayrshire, from his second marriage, to ...

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