MEDICINE: Selman Waksman 1952 - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
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S 23° 34.065 W 046° 43.191
23K E 324474 N 7392574
Quick Description: Bust of the American scientist. Part of nine busts in the Museu de Microbiologia in Sao Paulo.
Location: Brazil
Date Posted: 11/26/2007 2:58:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM2NN1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"There is contention as to whether or not Schatz should have been included in the Nobel Prize awarded in 1952 for "for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis" but it is understood that the Nobel Prize was awarded not only for the discovery of streptomycin but also for the development of the methods and techniques that led up to its discovery, and the discovery of many other antibiotics.

Waksman created the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology in 1951 (Foundation History) using half of his personal patent royalties. At a meeting of the board of Trustees of the Foundation, held in July of 1951 he urged the building of a facility for work in microbiology, named the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, which is located on the Busch campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey." Wikipedia
Field of Accomplishment: Physiology/Medicine

Year of Award: 1952

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