Alexander Fleming

Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist, 1881-1955

His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance benzylpenicillin (Penicillin G) from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain. His discovery of penicillin had changed the world of modern medicine by introducing the age of useful antibiotics; penicillin has saved, and is still saving, millions of people around the world. The laboratory at St Mary's Hospital where Fleming discovered penicillin is home to the Fleming Museum, a popular London attraction.

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Fleming, Alexander

schott. Bakteriologe, Entdecker des Penicillin und Nobelpreisträger (1945). Eigenh. Unterschrift auf Briefausschnitt mit ms. Text „Yours sincerely,“. o. O. Quer-8vo. 1 p.
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Der saubere Namenszug „AFleming“ wurde einem Brief entnommen und auf ein größeres Albumblatt (quer-8vo.) geklebt.

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Fleming, Alexander

schott. Bakteriologe, Entdecker des Penicillin und Nobelpreisträger (1945). Eigenh. Widmung und Unterschrift auf seinem gedr. Briefpapier. London. Paddington. 8vo. 1 p. Gedr. Briefkopf „The Wright-Fleming Institute of Microbiology“.
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„Here is your autograph | Alexander Fleming | 26/4/49“. Darunter ein Portrait des Wissenschaftlers montiert. Fleming studierte ab 1902 Medizin an der St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in Paddington. 1906 schloss er sein Studium ab, blieb aber weiterhin am Institut. Ab 1921 war er stellvertretender Leiter und ab 1946 Direktor des Instituts, das 1948 in Wright-Fleming-Institut umbenannt wurde. Von 1928 bis 1948 hatte er an der Londoner Universität den Lehrstuhl für Bakteriologie inne.

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Fleming, Alexander

schott. Bakteriologe, Entdecker des Penicillin und Nobelpreisträger (1945). Maschinenschriftlicher Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift. Paddington. 4to. 1 p. Gedruckter Briefkopf.
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Inhaltsreicher Brief an Dr. T. L. Story über Penicillin: „[…] As regards penicillin in colds. This is a tricky matter. It has no effect on the virus but then how many so called colds are due to virus. I think that many are simple bacterial infections and even then, if the virus is the primary infection most of the troubles after the first two days are due to the secondary bacterial infection. There can be no doubt that penicillin is effective on all these bacteria except Pfeiffer's bacillus and even some of these are sensitive.

In the past we have been very quiet about the use of penicillin as a 'cold cure.' There have been so many flops in that direction and as regards the extract from Lapin issued by Bristol and Co., this is just what I was afraid would happen. If this system does not develop fast organisms it would be excellent, but it would be a disaster if it bred out resistant races […] I suppose it would be necessary to give about 50,000 units of penicillin twice a day. This would be quite expensive. If you do anything like that I shall be very glad indeed to know the result. […]" Beiliegend: 1 Durchschlag von Dr. Storys-Brief an Fleming. 1 1/4 p., 4to, 30. Oktober 1947..

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Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), Scottish bacteriologist and Nobel laureate 1945 "for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases". SP, 6.25 x 8.25 inch, n. p., 16th November 1953, Mounted to cardboard. Overall size: 10 x 13 inch. A three quarter pose of the scientist seated at a table with a microscope next to him. The about 70 years old Fleming is holding a cigarette in his right hand looking directly at the photographer’s lens.