Alexander Fleming

By: Rileigh Smith

Biography on Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming was born on August 6, 1881 in Lochfield, Ayrshire, Scotland. His parents names are Hugh Fleming and Grace Stirling Morton, he also has siblings. When he graduated from high school he attended Medical School. After getting a medical he joined a research team at St. Mary’s. He was an assistant of a bacteriologist Sir Almorth Wright. At one point he went to assist the battlefield hospitals during WW1. He discovered penicillin on September 28,1928 by accident. One time while testing the penicillin he had created he collapsed of a stroke. While taking many tests and trials of penicillin he discovered many effects of penicillin one of them being scarlet fever. In 1944 he was knighted and became Sir Alexander Fleming. A year later him, Chain, and Florey were awarded the Nobel Prize. Penicillin is used to kill and eliminate bacteria in our bodies


Alexander Fleming has a great impact and is being remembered greatly. He discovered something that helps many sick people, that something that's unusual back then. He discovered penicillin that kills off bacteria in the body.
How Alexander Fleming Accidentally Discovered Penicillin

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