Lot #6114
Alexander Fleming Signed Photograph

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Estimate: $1000+


Vintage glossy 8 x 6.5 photo of Fleming seated in his laboratory at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in Paddington, London, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To my friend, Arnold Sorsby, with kind regards, Alexander Fleming, 1953.” In very good condition, with overall creasing, and areas of light silvering. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.

Arnold Sorsby was a Polish-British ophthalmologist and surgeon (1900-1980) who, in 1949, with Mary E. Joll Mason, published the first description of a rare genetic retinal dystrophy now known as Sorsby's fundus dystrophy. Sorsby served as surgeon to the Royal Eye Hospital from 1931 to 1966, as dean of the Royal Eye Hospital's Medical School from 1934 to 1938, and as research professor at the Royal Eye Hospital and the Royal College of Surgeons from 1943 to 1966. He also served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Genetics from 1964 to 1969.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: PSA Encapsulated Autograph Auction
  • Dates: #652 - Ended September 22, 2022