Informative Speech On Penicillin

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FCL10003 Winter Term 2014 Individual Oral Presentation Outline (2.5%) 1. Attention getter: • Good morning to everyone. • Does anyone know what penicillin is? I bet everyone know it and some even use it before. But, let me ask you, do you know who discovered penicillin? Well, the penicillin is discovered by my favourite innovator, Sir Alexander Fleming. 2. Introduction: • Profile/bio data/background of the innovator o Sir Alexander Fleming was famous as a Biologist and Pharmacologist. Fleming was the one who discovered Penicillin, a type of antibiotics. He was born on 6 August 1881 at Lochfield, a farm near Ayrshire, Scotland. His father, Hugh Fleming and his mother, Grace Stirling Morton worked as a farmer. He lost his father when he was 7 years. (Alexander Fleming 2014) o He was educated in Louden Moor School, the Darvel School and Kilmarnock Academy before he was moving to London in 1895 at the age of 13 years. In London, he studied in Regent Street Polytechnic and in 1901, he entered the medical field and studying at St. Mary 's Hospital Medical School at the University of London. (Sir Alexander Fleming 2014) o During World War 1, he worked in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He treated wound with antiseptics but the antiseptics were killing more soldiers than infection itself. Thus, he showed that antiseptics can’t work well in treating deep wound. (Alexander Fleming 2014) o In 1928, he was chosen as the Professor of Bacteriology and at the same year, Fleming had

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