Why Famous: Carried out the first ever clinical trials in 1941 of penicillin at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford.
Florey's discoveries, along with Alexander Fleming and Ernst Chain are estimated to have saved over 82 million lives.
Florey shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1945 with Ernst Boris Chain and Alexander Fleming for his role in the development of penicillin.
- 1926-10-19 Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales
- 1941-07-04 Howard Florey and Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin
- 1941-07-15 Howard Florey and Norman Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin)
- Florey, Howard Walter (1898–1968) - Australian Dictionary of Biography