21 March 2009

A Distinguished Visitor

On this day in 1950, after a delay of two days due to bad weather at sea, Sir Alexander Fleming arrived in New York City aboard the RMS Queen Mary. Though the Scottish biologist/pharmacologist was known for many accomplishments, he is best and most gratefully remembered for his discovery of penicillin in 1928, for which he and his colleagues won the Nobel Prize in 1945.


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