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Selman A. Waksman

Selman A. Waksman

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1952

Ukrainian-born American Microbiologist, Biochemist. Isolated several antibiotics including Streptomycin for Tuberculosis and Neomycin. Proceeds earned from patents funded Waksman Institute of Microbiology and Waksman Foundation for Microbiology.

"The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them. Ecclesiasticus, XXXVIII , 4"

Biography

Biographical memoir of Selman Abraham Waksman by Rollin D. Hotchkiss, National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C. 2003. 25 pages.

Selman Waksman and Antibiotics, American Chemical Society, May 24, 2005, 4 pages

On Selman Waksman from Chemical Heritage Foundation. 3 pages.

Title:
Life with Microbes
Author:
Selman Abraham Waksman
Publisher:
Hale, 1958
Original from:
Northwestern University
Digitized:
Dec. 23, 2010
Length:
320 pages
Subjects:
Bacteriology, Microbiologists, Microorgisms
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Life with Microbes
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Title:
Title Pioneers of Medicine and Their Impact on Tuberculosis, Part 184 Pioneers of medicine and their impact on tuberculosis, Thomas M. Daniel
Author:
Thomas M. Daniel
Edition:
Illustrated
Publisher:
University Rochester Press, 2000
ISBN:
ISBN 1580460674, 9781580460675
Length:
255 pages
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Pioneers of Medicine
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Waksman
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Name: Selman Abraham Waksman
Birth: 22 July 1888, Priluka (now Nova Pryluka), Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Death: 16 August 1973, Hyannis, MA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Prize motivation: "for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis"
Field: anti-bacterial agents, bacteriology
Prize share: 1/1
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Albert Schatz, co-discoverer of streptomycin
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