Alexander Fleming, 1881-1955

  title={Alexander Fleming, 1881-1955},
  author={Leonard Colebrook},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={117 - 127}
  • L. Colebrook
  • Published 1 November 1956
  • Medicine, History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Alexander Fleming was the youngest of four children born to an Ayrshire farmer, Hugh Fleming, by his second wife Grace (née Morton) on 6 August 1881. His education, up to the age of twelve, was at the village school (Darvel) and, for a further two years, at the Kilmarnock Academy. At fourteen he joined his brothers in London, where he worked for a time as a clerk in a shipping office, and also attended some classes at the Regent Street Polytechnic. His eldest brother Thomas was already… 

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  • Biology
    Journal of general microbiology
  • 1950
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