|Nomination for Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|
|Number:||72 - 0|
|Name:||Selman A Waksman|
|University:||Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station|
|Country:||UNITED STATES (US)|
|Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1952|
|Motivation:||Discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis.|
|Comments:||Also nominated by H Hellner were A Blalock and H Tausig (see entry no 72:1)|
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