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    Sir Alexander Fleming Typed Letter Signed. One page, 5" x 8", on The Wright-Fleming Institute of Microbiology letterhead, London, May 7, 1948. Writing to Norman Edwards of the magazine "Answers" in response to a request "to offer greetings to 'Answers' on its 60th birthday," Fleming laments that "There was a time, in the last century, when I read 'Answers' but it is many years since I have seen it and I am afraid I thought it was dead. I am glad to hear that it is still flourishing and it must have surely been laid on sound foundations to have survived two wars." Folds. Toned edges.

    Alexander Fleming's (1881-1955) discovery of penicillin changed the world of modern medicine by introducing the age of useful antibiotics. Streptomycin, an antibiotic drug, was the first used in the treatment of tuberculosis. For his discovery, Fleming was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945.


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