Selman Waksman; Albert Schatz – Waksman Institute
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It’s 1 a.m. A young mother approaches me during my hospital shift. She asks if her 2-year-old son will survive the night. He has been given a diagnosis of severe tuberculous meningitis, months after her husband was found to have drug-resistant TB… In…
Martin Hall on the George H. Cook campus was the site of the discovery of streptomycin – the first effective treatment for tuberculosis – by Rutgers revolutionary Selman Waksman and his graduate student Albert Schatz. In 1952, Waksman received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his “ingenious, systematic and successful studies of the […]
Although we hardly think about it now, tuberculosis was the scourge of industrialized nations in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Worse yet, there was no known cure, and mortality due to the disease was exceptionally high. Seventy years ago on October 19, 1943, Albert Schatz, a young scientist and graduate student in the laboratory […]
It was 1943 when Albert Schatz, a doctoral student in Selman Waksman’s Lab at Rutgers College of Agriculture, discovered the soil micro-organism that produced the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis. As the notoriety around this new “wonder drug” streptomycin grew, Schatz’s initial recognition as co-discoverer disappeared into the background, as all eyes and much of […]