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Selman Waksman and Antibiotics

Martin Hall, Cook College, Rutgers University, 1936-1952

 

— National Historic Chemical Landmark —

 
Selman Waksman and Antibiotics Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew Drews, October 31, 2016
1. Selman Waksman and Antibiotics Marker
Inscription.  
Here, in Martin Hall, Selman A. Waksman and his students isolated antibiotics produced by actinomycetes, most notably streptomycin, the first effective pharmaceutical treatment for tuberculosis, cholera, and typhoid fever. They also isolated neomycin, used as a topical antibacterial agent. These discoveries emerged from Waksman's research program, which developed novel screening protocols for detecting antimicrobial agents in the soil. Waksman received a Nobel prize in 1952 for "ingenious, systematic and successful studies of the soil microbes" that led to the discovery of streptomycin.
 
Erected 2005 by The American Chemical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
 
Location. 40° 28.85′ N, 74° 26.317′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Lipman Dr, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 Lipman Dr, New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milestones in Microbiology (a few steps from this marker); The Indian Trail
Marker view from Lipman Dr. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew Drews, October 31, 2016
2. Marker view from Lipman Dr.
Marker is to the left of the door to Martin Hall.
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ravine Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Air-Inflated Double-Layer Polyethylene Greenhouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple (approx. Ύ mile away); Guest House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); College Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
Martin Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew Drews, October 31, 2016
3. Martin Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2016, by Matthew Drews of Somerville, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2016, by Matthew Drews of Somerville, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 26, 2022