The Great Horizon is a biographical novel on Sir Alexander
Fleming, a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist. His best-known
discoveries are the discovery of the enzyme lysozyme and the antibiotic
substance penicillin from the mold Penicillium notatum, for which he
shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard
Florey and Ernst Chain.
Discovery of penicillin has come
naturally as a life-giver to mankind. Disease-torn distressed humans
have got a means of longevity through this life-saver. It has
contributed in no less measure, to the average human longevity crossing
the figure of seventies. The bright rays of the antibiotics have
dispersed the dark clouds of sickness and diseases, which overcast the
sky of human destiny. All this has been made possible due to the
physician named Alexander Fleming who discovered it in 1928 and unfolded
a new horizon.