Waksman Selman Abraham


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Waks·man

 (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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Waks·man

(wăks′mən), Selman Abraham 1888-1973.
American microbiologist who pioneered the development of antibiotics. His discoveries included streptomycin (1944), the first drug effective against tuberculosis.
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