Howard Florey was born on 24 September 1898 in Adelaide, South Australia, and died on 21 February 1968.
Sir Howard Walter Florey was Professor of Pathology at the University of Sheffield from 1931 to 1935 and at the University of Oxford from 1935 to 1962. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1945 for work on penicillin and was Chancellor of the Australian National University from 1965 to 1968.
Knighted: 1944. Life Peer: 1965. Educated Universities of Adelaide (MB, BS), Oxford (MA, BSc) and Cambridge (PhD 1927). Rhodes Scholar for South Australia 1921; Rockefeller Travelling Fellow, United States 1925; Huddersfield Lecturer in Special Pathology, Cambridge from 1927, Joseph Hunter Professor of Pathology, University of Sheffield 1931-35; Professor of Pathology and head of the Pathology School, Oxford 1935 to 1962, Provost of Queen's College, Oxford 1962-. Chancellor, Australian National University 1965-68. Fellow, Royal Society 1941; Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine 1945 (shared with E. Chain and A. Fleming), first Australian President of the Royal Society 1960-65.
'The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1945 'for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases'', in Nobel e-Museum, 1996, http://www.nobel.se/medicine/laureates/1945/index.html.
Museum Victoria History and Technology Department Supplementary File NU 18203, for material distributed by the Florey Centenary Committee in 1998.