Alexander Fleming

  • Alexander Flemimg Born

    Alexander Flemimg Born
    Alexander Fleming was born at Lochfield in Scotland on August 6th, 1881(Bio)
  • Duty Calls

    Duty Calls
    Fleming was a member of the Territorial Army, and served from 1900 to 1914 in the London Scottish Regiment. He was also a captain in the Army Medical Corps throughout World War I.(Brown)
  • Onward to Medical School

    Onward to Medical School
    Fleming qualified for medical school in 1906 and began research at St Mary's Hospital Medical School at the University of London. He studied under Sir Almroth Wright, a pioneer in vaccine therapy.(Bio)
  • Gold Medal Winner

    Gold Medal Winner
    Alexander Fleming won the 1908 gold medal, as top medical student at the University of London.(Nobel)
  • Fleming the Surgeon?

    Fleming the Surgeon?
    At first he planned to become a surgeon, but a temporary position in the laboratories of the Inoculation Department at St. Mary’s Hospital convinced him otherwise. As he studied bacteriology, his research skills had increased as well as his interest in the up and coming field.(Brown)
  • Discovering of the Lysozyme

    Discovering of the Lysozyme
    This is was the first of his major discoveries. In November 1921 Fleming discovered lysozyme, an enzyme present in body fluids like saliva and tears that has a mild antiseptic effect.(Brown)
  • Penicillin is in Full Force

    Penicillin is in Full Force
    In 1928, while working on influenza virus, he observed that mould had developed accidently on a staphylococcus culture plate The mould had created a bacteria-free circle around itself. He used this information to create penicillin to fight diseases in the human body.(BBC)
  • Time to Report

    Time to Report
    Alexander Fleming wrote numerous papers that have been published in medical and scientific journals. Most of his writings were on bacteriology, immunology and chemotherapy, including original descriptions of lysozyme and penicillin(Nobel)
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    In 1945 Fleming along with Florey and Chain shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine. There hard work and dedication paid off.(Nobel)
  • All Good Things Must Come to an End

    All Good Things Must Come to an End
    On March 11, 1955 Sir Alexander Fleming past away. Although he still lives on in medicine, his discovery is one we still use today and will for times to come.(BBC)