Fleming's Unfinished

  title={Fleming's Unfinished},
  author={Milton Wainwright},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={529 - 538}
  • M. Wainwright
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
It is often suggested that, soon after he discovered penicillin, Alexander Fleming lost interest in what became the most important of all the antibiotics. Fleming's notebooks, however, show that he continued working with penicillin throughout the 1930s, even to the point when Florey and Chain became interested in it. During this period, Fleming isolated new airborne molds and checked them for their ability to produce antibacterial agents, and he also investigated other examples of microbial… Expand

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