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  1. Aug 01, 2007 · The Discovery of Streptomycin The mass manufacture of penicillin during World War II stimulated urgent interest in other medicinally important soil microorganisms. Terry Sharrer Aug 1, 2007 Selman Waksman's exact replica of his notes on experiments, showing the antagonistic properties of streptomycin against microorganisms (April 1943)

  2. Oct 20, 2014 · Streptomycin. Streptomycin was one of the first aminoglycoside drugs to be discovered. In 1943, A. I. Schatz, a graduate student in the Rutgers University lab of antibiotic pioneer S. A. Waksman, isolated it from the soil actinobacterium Streptomyces griseus. Its main claims to fame are its ability to control tuberculosis ( Mycobacterium ...

  3. This year, 1993, is the 50th anniversary of the discovery of streptomycin. It was on October 19, 1943, at about 2:00 in the afternoon, that I realized I had found a new antibiotic. The report of its discovery was published in January of 1944 (Schatz et al., 1944).

  4. Jul 21, 2012 · Schatz had discovered streptomycin. Schatz prepared sufficient material for its activity against tuberculosis to be investigated in guineapigs, and then in a few patients, by William Feldman and Corwin Hinshaw at the Mayo Clinic. Scientists at the Merck Laboratories, close to Rutgers, oversaw the subsequent development of streptomycin.

  5. Since the fall of 1991, streptomycin (SM) and para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS) (antimicrobial agents used to treat tuberculosis (TB)) have been unavailable in the United States. Beginning April 13, 1992, for an interim period, a limited supply of these drugs manufactured outside the United States will be available through CDC under an ...

  6. In 1943, under Doctor Selman A. Wakman's (center) supervision, Rutgers graduate student Albert Schatz (right) discovered bacteria that would later create the antibiotic streptomycin - a huge ...

  7. Alexander Fleming was a Scottish physician-scientist who was recognised for discovering penicillin. The simple discovery and use of the antibiotic agent has saved millions of lives, and earned Fleming – together with Howard Florey and Ernst Chain, who devised methods for the large-scale isolation and production of penicillin – the 1945 ...