American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Florey, Sir Howard Walter. Baron Florey of Adelaide. 1898-1968. Australian-born British pathologist. He shared a 1945 Nobel Prize for isolating and purifying penicillin, discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming.
- n. British pathologist who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1898-1968)
“Which means there's a reason people such as Florey are worrying about handwriting's disappearance right now.”
“I ducked out of the one on notable 20th century events when it kept on asking me things about USian presidents and described penicillin as being produced by Americans -- well, yes, but it was discovered by Brits such as Florey and Fleming, who don't get a look in.”
“The image is featured in the book "Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog," by Kitty Burns Florey.”
“I'm afraid I have connections here in Florey that would take exception to that.”
“I know that in the digital age, forming perfectly sculpted letters on paper can seem pointless," says Florey, 65.”
“Penmanship, Florey believes, is about more than pretty loops and strokes.”
“After all, the first antibiotic, penicillin, was developed, heroically, by Florey and Chain as recently as the Second World War.”
“Florey brilliantly stages one of the film's crucial murders with a blurry, shaky closeup on the face of the ape murderer as it pounds its fist up and down on its unseen victim.”
“Kitty Burns Florey Practicing the Palmer Method, favored in U.S. schools for much of the 20th century.”
“But as Kitty Burns Florey argues in "Script and Scribble," a witty and readable (and fetchingly illustrated and glossed) excursion through the history of handwriting, we have today reached a point of crisis.”
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