Waksman, Selman Abraham

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Selman Abraham, winner of 1952 Nobel Prize for discovery of streptomycin.
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Other treats include the story of Aletta Jacobs, the daughter of a provincial Dutch doctor, who broke the gender barrier in medicine and went on to pioneer birth control and women's rights at the end of the 19th century; the tales of Paul Ehrlich and Eli Metchnikoff, of Germany and Russia respectively, who shared the 1908 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their elaboration of a theory of immunity; Chain's discovery of penicillin; Freud's development of psychoanalytic theory; and the determination of Selman Waksman to find an organism that could kill the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis.
She was elected to the American Philosophical Society and received the Selman Waksman Award from the National Academy of Sciences in 2005.
Selman Waksman, and four of his students at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1944.
it is named after the late Selman Waksman, a former Rutgers professor and graduate who won the Nobel Prize in 1952 for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis.
Notable members include chef and restaurateur Mario Batali, actor James Gandolfini, author Janet Evanovich, NBC news anchor Natalie Morales, the late actor and humanitarian Paul Robeson, Nobel Prize winners Selman Waksman and Milton Friedman, and five former NJ governors.