Sir Alexander Fleming - Summary and Notes

Sir Alexander Fleming by Patrick Pringle summary and questions answers notes 2nd year are given here. Sir Alexander Fleming was written by Patrick Pringle. The essay is about Sir Alexander Fleming and his discovery of penicillin. This essay is Book II Chapter 13 for 2nd year students.

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Sir Alexander Fleming

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Sir Alexander Fleming Short Questions Answers

 Q. 1: Who is the writer of the essay Sir Alexander Fleming?
  Ans: Patrick Pringle is the writer of the essay ‘Sir Alexander Fleming’.

Q. 2: What are antiseptics?
  Ans: Germs can be killed or destroyed or poisoned by using some chemicals known as antiseptics.

Q. 3: What is the antiseptics method?
  Ans: Anti-septic substances when are entered the body kill the germs of diseases that are harmful to the body.

Q. 4: What was the chief defect of the antiseptic method?
  Ans: The chief defect of the anti-septic method was that it not only destroyed the germs but also the white blood cells of the body, which are very important in the human body.

Q. 5: What part is played by the white cells in the blood of a human body?
  Ans: The white blood cells of the body are to protect the body against disease.

Q. 6: Describe how Fleming discovered penicillin?
  Ans: In 1922, Fleming was suffering from catarrh. He examined his own nasal secretions. He found a natural antiseptic produced by the body itself.

Q. 7: What was the aseptic method?
  Ans: The method in which heat was used to destroy the germs of diseases was known as an aseptic method.

Q. 8: In what respect is penicillin better than chemical antiseptics?
  Ans: Penicillin is better than other chemical antiseptics as it destroys only germs of disease and is harmless to the white cells of the blood.

Q. 9: Was Fleming proud of his discovery?
  Ans: Fleming was humble and not proud of his discovery. He said, “Nature makes penicillin, I just found it”.

 Q. 10: Why couldn’t penicillin have been discovered in the research laboratories of America?
  Ans: Penicillin could not have been discovered in laboratories of America as these were very neat, clean, and covered from all sides and spores of penicillin could not reach inside them.

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ninth and last exercise question are not available here.