Edward Penley Abraham was born in Southampton in 1913 and attended King Edward VI School. He worked on the development of penicillin and cephalosporin. He died in 1999.

There is a blue plaque at his home, 47 Southview Road.

Newspaper clippings available in Southampton Local Studies Library:

"A pioneering scientist … " (Southern Daily Echo 19/06/2008). Article about the plaque put up at Sir Edward's birthplace in South View Road, Shirley, in 2008. Also discusses the trust fund set up by Sir Edward, the beneficiaries of which include King Edward VI School.


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