chain, sir ernst boris

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Chain, Sir Ernst Boris 1906-1979.  
German-born British bacteriologist who, with Howard Florey, developed and purified penicillin in 1939. For this work, they shared a 1945 Nobel Prize with Alexander Fleming, who first discovered the antibiotic in 1928.
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