Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1952
Selman A. Waksman

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Selman A. Waksman - Facts

Selman Abraham Waksman

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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