Frases de Alexander Fleming
Data de nascimento: 6. Agosto 1881
Data de falecimento: 11. Março 1955
Outros nomes:Alexander Sir Fleming
Alexander Fleming foi um médico, farmacologista, biólogo e botânico britânico. Autor de diversos trabalhos sobre bacteriologia, imunologia e quimioterapia, notabilizou-se como o descobridor da proteína antimicrobiana lisozima, em 1923, e da penicilina, obtida a partir do fungo Penicillium notatum, em 1928, pela qual foi laureado Nobel de Fisiologia ou Medicina em 1945, juntamente com Howard Florey e Ernst Boris Chain.
Citações Alexander Fleming
„I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this—never neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening. It may be—usually is, in fact—a false alarm that leads to nothing, but may on the other hand be the clue provided by fate to lead you to some important advance.“
— Alexander Fleming
Lecture at Harvard University. Quoted in Joseph Sambrook, David W. Russell, Molecular Cloning (2001), Vol. 1, 153.
„How fortunate we didn't have these animal tests in the 1940s, for penicillin would probably not have been granted a licence, and possibly the whole field of antibiotics might never have been realised.“
— Alexander Fleming
Reported in Dennis V. Parke, "Clinical Pharmacokinetics in Drug Safety Evaluation," in ATLA: Alternatives To Laboratory Animals https://books.google.it/books?id=WMZNAQAAIAAJ, vol. 22, no. 3, May/June 1994, p. 208. The context is: "the present approach to drug safety evaluation, based on experimental animal studies, is known to be of questionable scientific veracity and has never been satisfactorily validated as an appropriate surrogate system for man. My former teacher, Sir Alexander Fleming, in his late years, chided me, saying …"
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