It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject: the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to the enterprise, thought and perception of an individual.

Alexander Fleming

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Original Citation

Fleming, Alexander. Address at Edinburgh University. 1951. Edinburgh, Scotland. Address.

Current Citation

Fleming, Alexander. Quoted in The Life of Sir Alexander Fleming. Written by Andre Maurois. Translated by Gerald Hopkins. Penguin, 1963, ch. 18.