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    ENGLAND: DUKE HONOURS SIR A. FLEMING. ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL, PADDINGTON, ENGLAND Side V Sir Alexander Fleming to mike. GV Flaming speaks:- (Nat.sd.) CU Sir Alexander being applauded. GV Crowded stage, showing Duke of Edinburgh, as Sir Alexander comes to mike. (applause) he speaks:- (Nat.sd.)-lens change in scene CU Sir Alexander speaks:-(Nat.sd.) FCU Ditto:-(Nat.sd.) GV Stage showing Duke clapping & Sir Alexander leave stage. GV Ditto, as Duke & Sir Alexander leave stage. 75ft



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    SV Sir Alexander Fleming speaks:- "Your Royal Highness, My Lords, Ladies & Gentlemen: It was just 25 years ago that the word first appeared in print. It was a brand new word, and people kept asking me why I ever christened anything 'Penicillin' Well, if you knew a bit of botany you'd know because the substance is made by a penicillin/so it is perfectly obvious to call it penicillin/" (laughter)



    CU..."Something happened which eventually led to penicillin, but I would not have noticed this but for the previous work done in association with by teacher and master Sir Almroth Wrigth, and when the first war came we worked together in Boulogne and we saw thousands of septic wounds that we could do very little for. The work which we did then in Bouglogne and in laboratories here was good work I think; work that I am proud to have been associated with, and it made me specially interested in substances that killed microbes, so I noticed something which perhaps other had missed, and that observation 25 years ago has brought us all together to-day. I made the observation but I don't forget what I owe to my teacher Sir Almroth Wright, perhaps the greatest man to be associated with the St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in its hundred years of existence. (applause) Fortune has been kind to me."



    FCU..."You refer, Sir, to the fact that we are both associated with Edinburgh University (pan over to Duke laughing) and continues - well, I thought it very fitting that the Chancellor of that University should give the Rector of that University a present in a London school, I thought it very fitting indeed, Sir, I have here a specimen of the culture of the mould that made penicillin to begin with and continues to make it. I had the honour to give one to Her Majesty/ the Queen Mother some years ago, I hope you will accept another one./"



    ENGLAND: DUKE HONOURS SIR A. FLEMING. Paddington:- Duke of Edinburgh makes presentation to Penicillin pioneer at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, to mark 25th anniversary of its discovery. St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, England SV Duke of Edinburgh arriving at St. Mary's Hospital Medical school greets Dean & Sir Alexander Fleming. SBV Pan Duke & others into school pan up to sign 'MEDICAL SCHOOL' Side V Int. Duke towards mike mid applause. GV Duke speaks:-(Nat.sd.) Closer V Ditto:(Nat.sd.)-Duke goes over 7 presents sauceboats to Sir Alexander. Side V Ditto. FV Ditto - Duke returns to seat, Sir Alexander stands mid applause.



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    GV Duke of Edinburgh speaks:- "Ladies and Gentlemen: Thank you very much for asking me to come here to present this present to Sir Alexander." Closer V.."I believe these are known as sauceboats, but I believe they will be better known as broathboats."(applause) & laughter.



    Royalty; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten) (b. 1921), Personalities - Medical; Medicine and Health; Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), Celebrations - Anniversaries (Impersonal), Ceremonies - Miscellaneous; London; Great Britain




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    GOOD SCENES, G.B.
    Paddington

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8PDR2JIIB2YYJ2U9RB1FQW4UZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PDR2JIIB2YYJ2U9RB1FQW4UZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1954
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    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:50:00
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    N/A

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