Selman Abraham Waksman
Born: 22 July 1888, Priluka (now Nova Pryluka), Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Died: 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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