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Selman Waksman
1927 PM

* 1888 Nowa Pryluka/Kiev Governorate
+ 1973 Woods Hole, Barnstable County, MA, USA


Selman Waksman

Selman Abraham Waksman was a Russian Empire-born Jewish-American inventor, biochemist and microbiologist
whose research into the decomposition of organisms that live in soil
enabled the discovery of streptomycin and several other antibiotics.
In 1927, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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