author={Alexander Fleming},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  pages={71 - 84}
  • A. Fleming
  • Published 1 December 1932
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
I CHOOSE lysozyme as the subject for this address for two reasons, firstly because I have a fatherly interest in the name, and, secondly, because its importance in connection with natural immunity does not seem to be generally appreciated. In 1921 cultures of nasal mucus were made from a person suffering from an acute cold. In these cultures an extraordinary bacteriolytic phenomenon was observed. The agent responsible for the bacteriolytic effect and to which the name " lysozyme" was given, was… Expand

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