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Fifty Dollars Paper: Obverse: Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey OM, FRS (24 September 1898 – 21 February 1968) was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming for his role in the extraction of penicillin.
Reverse: Sir (William) Ian Clunies Ross, CMG (1899–1959) is described as the ‘architect’ of Australia’s scientific boom, for his stewardship of Australia’s scientific organisation the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – CSIRO. Fifty Dollars
Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel
Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey of Adelaide OM FRS FRCP (24 September 1898 – 21 February 1968) was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Sir Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming for his role in the making of penicillin. Although Fleming received most of the credit for the discovery of Penicillin, it was in fact Florey who carried out the first ever clinical trials in 1941 of penicillin at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford on the first patient a Postmaster from Wolvercote near Oxford. The patient started to recover but unfortunately subsequently died because Florey had not made enough penicillin. Florey’s discoveries are estimated to have saved over 82 million lives. Florey is regarded by the Australian scientific and medical community as one of its greatest scientists. Sir Robert Menzies, Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister, said that “In terms of world well-being, Florey was the most important man ever born in Australia”.
* All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.