Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Social Studies: Sir Alexander Flemming

Time line of Sir Alexander Flemming:

August 6th, 1881, Born in Ayrshire, Scotland.

1906, Qualified with distinction and began research at St. Mary's under Sir Almroth Wright

1908, Gained M.B., B.S., (London), with Gold Medal

1908-1914, A lecturer at St. Mary's

1909, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England)

1914-1918, Captain in the Army Medical Corps during WWI

1915 Married Sarah Marion McElroy

1918, Returned to St. Mary's

1921, Discovered in «tissues and secretions» an important bacteriolytic substance which he named Lysozyme


Penicillin discovered

Elected Professor of St. Mary's

1943, Fellow of the Royal Society

1944, Knighted

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)

1948, Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology, University of London

1951-1954, Rector of Edinburgh University

March 11th in 1955, Death (73 years old)

Encyclopedia Britannica



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