Experiment Eleven: Dark Secrets Behind the Discovery of a Wonder Drug

Experiment Eleven: Dark Secrets Behind the Discovery of a Wonder Drug

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In 1943, Albert Schatz, a young Rutgers College Ph.D. student, worked on a wartime project in microbiology professor Selman Waksman's lab, searching for an antibiotic to fight infections on the front lines and at home. In his eleventh experiment on a common bacterium found in farmyard soil, Schatz discovered streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases.

As director of Schatz's research, Waksman took credit for the… (more)

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Publisher: Walker Books (May 08, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 3.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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