Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming

by Richard Hantula

Hardcover

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Overview

Trailblazer Alexander Fleming was a man who made one of the greatest discoveries in the history of medicine. After his medical training, Fleming looked for ways to control the growth of bacteria. He discovered the bacteria-destroying properties of penicillin after observing that mold inhibited the growth of one type of bacteria. This observation led to the use of penicillin as an antibiotic and its development into a wonder drug that has saved millions of people from disease and death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836850833
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Series: Trailblazers of the Modern World Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.04(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1A Revolutionary Discovery4
Chapter 2A Scottish Farm Boy8
Chapter 3Doctor and Scientist12
Chapter 4World War I18
Chapter 5"Accidental" Discoveries24
Chapter 6The Antibiotic Revolution Begins32
Chapter 7World Hero38
Timeline44
Glossary45
To Find out More46
Index47

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