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Fleming  at work in his laboratory.<br />
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Two samples of mould that Sir Alexander Fleming used to produce penicillin have emerged for sale as part of a remarkable £15,000 archive relating to the legendary scientist.<br />
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Both specimens of the yellow-green Penicillium Notatum fungus are contained on a glass disc and date back to the 1930s when Fleming was developing his 1928 discovery of penicillin. <br />
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The treatment has gone on the save millions of lives across the world.<br />
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Indeed, as part of the archive that has emerged at Bonhams is a poignant letter of thanks from a father to the biologist for helping to save his daughter's life.