Alexander Fleming Quote

I have been frequently asked why I invented the name "Penicillin." I simply followed perfectly orthodox lines and coined a word which explained that the substance penicillin was derived from a plant of the genus Penicillium just as many years ago the word "Digitalin" was invented for a substance derived from the plant Digitalis.


Nobel Lectures, Physiology or Medicine 1942-1962, Nobel lecture for award received in 1945, Penicillin (p. 83), Elsevier Publishing Company. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 1964

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I have been frequently asked why I invented the name Penicillin. I simply followed perfectly orthodox lines and coined a word which explained that...

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I have been frequently asked why I invented the name Penicillin. I simply followed perfectly orthodox lines and coined a word which explained that...

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I have been frequently asked why I invented the name Penicillin. I simply followed perfectly orthodox lines and coined a word which explained that...

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I have been frequently asked why I invented the name Penicillin. I simply followed perfectly orthodox lines and coined a word which explained that...