Florey

1997 YB5. Discovered 1997 Dec. 25 by F. B. Zoltowski at Woomera.

Named in memory of Howard Walter Florey (18981968), celebrated pathologist, born and educated in South Australia. He and the biochemist Ernst Chain isolated penicillin and formulated procedures for its extraction and production, thereby enabling its large-scale production during the latter part of World War II. For his work, he shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine with Chain and Fleming. (M 34627)

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