This day in Jewish history / A professor and his student make antibiotic history
On this day in 1943, a major breakthrough against tuberculosis took place in a lab at Rutgers University where a professor and his grad student made antibiotic history.
On this day in 1943, the antibiotic streptomycin was first identified in the Rutgers University laboratory of Selman Abraham Waksman, in Piscataway, New Jersey. Streptomycin was the first antibiotic to be effective against tuberculosis, which throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries was one of the most significant health threats in the world.
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