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 (wăks′mən), Selman Abraham 1888-1973.
Ukrainian-born American microbiologist. He won a 1952 Nobel Prize for discovering the antibiotic streptomycin.
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Waksman

(ˈwæksmən)
n
(Biography) Selman Abraham. 1888–1973, US microbiologist, born in Russia. He discovered streptomycin: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1952
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It is the story of Selman Abraham Waksman, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1952 for the discovery of streptomycin, the first effective treatment for tuberculosis.
In 1943, Selman Abraham Waksman (July 22, 1888--August 16, 1973) led a team of Rutgers University researchers that isolated streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis (TB) in humans.