Fleming gifts go on sale
Saturday 28 June 1997
Also in the sale will be a sample of Penicillium mould in a glazed wooden box, dated 1935, and a signed, framed photograph of Fleming in his laboratory inscribed, "With Kind Regard to the Hielander, Alexander Fleming". Professor Fleming presented them to Douglas MacLeod - whose nickname was Hielander and whom he knew from St Mary's Hospital in London - whose son has put them up for auction at Christie's on July 11. They are expected to fetch up to pounds 8,000. A rare steel and ivory chainsaw, used for amputations, is expected to fetch pounds 30,000.
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