Selman Waksman and the Streptomycin Controversy

Selman Waksman in his laboratory Photo from Wellcome Images, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

An accomplished bacteriologist, Selman Waksman and his students and colleagues isolated many new antibiotics in the 1940s, including streptomycin and neomycin, earning him the nickname Father of Antibiotics.

Topics in this Podcast: Jewish history, U.S. history, 20th century, medical history, American history, tuberculosis