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Scotland’s Greatest Gift – Penicillin

Scotland’s Greatest Gift – Penicillin

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

On a sunny morning in September 1928, Scottish biologist Sir Alexander Fleming accidentally made one of the most important medicinal discoveries of all time. After returning from holiday with his family, he noticed that one of the cultures of bacteria he had left sitting on a bench in his laboratory had developed mould which had […]

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The Tragedy of Mary Hamilton

The Tragedy of Mary Hamilton

| July 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

The well known ballad “Mary Hamilton“, or “The Fower Maries” is a sixteenth century song about Mary Hamilton awaiting execution and telling the story of her downfall. Mary was a lady-in-waiting to a Queen of Scots who goes on to have an affair with the King. She becomes pregnant and has a baby, but kills […]

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