Scottish Connections
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Scottish Inventions

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.  He moved to Canada in 1870 for his health and in 1872 he open a school for the deaf in Boston where he gave lessons in the mechanics of speech.  His interest in sound and speech led him to concieve of the telephone.  On March 10, 1876, Bell pronounced to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, who was in the next room: "Mr. Watson, come here; I want you."
Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming was born in 1881 in Ayrshire, Scotland. In 1928, he discovered a mold had developed on a staphylococcus plate, creating a bacteria-free circle around itself. He named the substance discharged by the mold, Penicillin, and found that it prevented the growth of staphylococci even when diluted eight hundred times.  For his