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Experiment Eleven

Dark Secrets Behind the Discovery of a Wonder Drug

Experiment Eleven( )
Author: Pringle, Peter
ISBN:978-0-8027-1774-0
Publication Date:May 2012
Publisher:Walker & Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

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...
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