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Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming

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Alexander Fleming

Scottish bacteriologist (1881–1955) who shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his role in the discovery and isolation of penicillin. Uncommon TLS, one page, 8 x 10, The Wright-Fleming Institute of Microbiology letterhead, November 24, 1952. Letter to Dr. C. A. Werner of Pfizer. In part: “Thank you very much for your letter giving me the addresses of your representatives in Madrs and Bombay…I have no doubt that in those cities I will be very well looked after. However, if I am in any trouble I will contact Dey’s Medical Stores.” Intersecting folds, a few creases, and filing holes to edges, otherwise fine condition. Fleming was traveling to India as part of a World Health Organization teaching program. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014