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Scotland's Greatest Inventor

Scotland's Greatest Inventor

Following in the inventors' footsteps

SIR Alexander Fleming, the man who harnessed the power of penicillin, has been voted Scotland's greatest inventor after a poll in The Scotsman. Fleming won by a clear margin from James Clerk Maxwell, the eminent physicist, with telecoms pioneer Alexander Graham Bell in third place.

So whose razor-sharp mind has the edge?

ALL this week, The Scotsman has profiled some of the greatest Scottish inventors of all time - and given you the opportunity to select the one you feel has made the greatest contribution to the modern world.

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