Alexander Fleming

Caleb Gray

Alexander Fleming, Saviour of the 20th Century

Alexander Fleming is most undoubtedly, the greatest hero, in the medical field, of the 20th century. If it weren't for him, we wouldn't be here today.

Alexander Fleming's Life

Alexander Fleming was born on August 6 1881, in Lochfield Farm, near Darvel, Scotland. He was the seventh out of eight kids in his family. In his 20's, he served in the Scottish Territorial Army and attended the St. Mary's Medical School. He graduated with multiple gold medals. He also joined the volunteer force, which he was put into the Royal Army Medical Corps in which he served in World War I.

While serving in World War I, he witnessed many deaths from diseases such as Sepsis, or Gonorrhea. He studied more about medicines that would further help patients, but also not harm the patient when using the medicines.

One morning in 1928, Alexander woke up and went to his lab. He checked his petri dishes and in one, he accidentally left some mold in a petri dish.

Alexander Fleming's Discovery of Penicillin

Alexander Fleming's Discovery of Penicillin

The Impact of Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming changed the whole course of the entire world's history by his discovery of Penicillin. If he did not discover it, me, nor you would probably be alive today! Alexander saved millions of lives, and is still saving lives to this day, despite him being dead, of course.