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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › StreptomycinStreptomycin - Wikipedia

    The first person who was treated with streptomycin did not survive; the second person survived but became blind as a side effect of the treatment. In March 1946, the third person—Robert J. Dole, later Majority Leader of the United States Senate and presidential nominee—experienced a rapid and robust recovery.

  2. www.merck.com › company-overview › historyHistory - Merck.com

    Discovered and distributed breakthrough antibiotic, streptomycin Tuberculosis was historically a leading cause of death in the U.S. In 1943, Dr. Selman Waksman and Albert Schatz discovered streptomycin, the first effective treatment for the disease.

  3. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › SanatoriumSanatorium - Wikipedia

    History Conception. The first ... In 20th-century United States. The Lima Tuberculosis Hospital in 1911. In the early 20th century, ... discovered streptomycin, an ...

  4. Past history provides recurrent warnings. Following its introduction in the United States in the 1950s, penicillin was available over the counter for almost 10 years before prescriptions were required. Thus, we can assume that a “core” population of antibiotic-resistant strains was established by the early 1960s in most industrialized nations.

  5. In 1950 Cornell University scientists (New York) discovered the benefit of antibiotics added to the sperm solution in artificial insemination processes. The so-called Cornell extender (Foote and Bratton, 1950) contained the antibiotic mixture of penicillin, streptomycin and polymyxim B and was used for many years as the standard. Antibiotics ...

  6. www.msd.com › company-overview › historyHistory - MSD

    Tuberculosis was historically a leading cause of death in the U.S. In 1943, Dr. Selman Waksman and Albert Schatz discovered streptomycin, the first effective treatment for the disease. The company had supported Dr. Waksman’s research lab and held the patent rights.

  7. www.uptodate.com › content-not-availableError - UpToDate

    UpToDate, electronic clinical resource tool for physicians and patients that provides information on Adult Primary Care and Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology and Hypertension, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women ...

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